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The sight of the pillar stone had initially unnerved the discoverer, but the prospect of treasure tempted him back, and he uprooted the pillar.
Claiming initially that his goal was only to reclaim his patrimony, it soon became clear that he intended to claim the throne for himself.
Constantine III initially rebelled against Honorius and took further troops to Gaul, but was later recognised as a joint emperor.
The kingdom of Mercia, under Penda, became established around Lichfield, and initially established strong alliances with the Welsh kings.
The Company initially welcomed these provisions, but the annual burden of the payment contributed to the steady decline of its finances.
The Dutch surrendered two months later in Java, with Indonesians initially welcoming the Japanese as liberators.
When he saw an army approaching at Evesham, Montfort initially thought it was his son's forces.
Gaveston's return from exile in 1307 was initially accepted by the barons, but opposition quickly grew.
Parliament, initially ambivalent, responded to the London crowds that called for Prince Edward to take the throne.
For much of the nineteenth century, the representation was initially controlled by the ironmasters of Merthyr, notably the Guest family.
Political activism in the Rhondda has a deep link with trade unions and the socialist movement but was initially slow to develop.
The 114th Brigade would be held in reserve initially but brought up to exploit the success and push deeper into the German defensive belt.
The division was initially assigned to Western Command, and by early 1940 was spread out along the River Severn in England and Wales.
The town of Pembroke Dock was founded in 1814 when the Royal Navy Dockyard was established, initially called Pater Dockyard.
The term stout was initially used to indicate a stronger porter than other porters issued by an individual brewery.
The workforce for these quarries was initially taken from nearby towns and villages such as Ffestiniog and Maentwrog.
Limicorallus, meanwhile, was initially believed to be a rail or a dabbling duck by some.
Because of the importance of the find, the exact site of the hoard was initially kept secret.
Although initially built as a wooden fortification it was rebuilt as a stone structure around 1246 by Richard de Clare, Lord of Glamorgan.
Although initially excavated for export, coal was soon also needed for the smelting process in Britain's expanding metallurgical industries.
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