What are Powys?

  • (noun): British writer of novels about nature; one of three literary brothers (1872-1963).
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Powys ( /ˈpaʊ.ɪs/; Welsh: ) is a principal area, local-government county and preserved county in Mid Wales.

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Llanidloes High School
... Llanidloes High School, (Local education authority Powys) is an 11-18 yr comprehensive school with 860 pupils on roll in Llanidloes, Powys, Mid Wales ... High School is a main school in Mid Wales with pupils attending from other parts of Powys ...
List Of Anglo-Welsh Wars - Ninth Century
816 Mercians invade Powys ... of Mercia invades north Wales and captures Deganwy from Gwynedd and occupies the whole of Powys. 828 the lands of Powys are liberated from Mercian occupation by Cyngen ap Cadell ...

More definitions of "Powys":

  • (noun): British writer of essays; one of three literary brothers (1884-1939).
  • (noun): British writer of allegorical novels; one of three literary brothers (1875-1953).

Famous quotes containing the word powys:

    Of the three forms of pride, that is to say pride proper, vanity, and conceit, vanity is by far the most harmless, and conceit by far the most dangerous. The meaning of vanity is to think too much of our bodily advantages, whether real or unreal, over others; while the meaning of conceit is to believe we are cleverer, wiser, grander, and more important than we really are.
    —John Cowper Powys (1872–1963)