A stitch of the western end of Chepstow castle...

A stitch of the western end of Chepstow castle in Monmouthshire, Wales. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Marcher lordship, also called Strigoil, in southeastern Wales;  the town of Chepstow stands by the confluence of the Wye with the Severn.

The FitzOsbern Earls of Hereford established a castle at Chepstow early in the Conqueror’s reign, and it was held by a succession of powerful families, including the Clares, 1119-76, the Marshals, 1189-1245, the Bigods, 1245-1306, Thomas of Brotherton, a half-brother of Edward II, and his daughter, 1310-99, and the Mowbrays, 1399-1468.

The last lords, the Somerset Earls of Worcester, inherited Chepstow from the Herberts in 1491.   In 1536 the lordship became the southeastern corner of Monmouthshire.

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