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As sea levels rose, the river valley became flooded, and the chalk ridge line west of the Needles breached to form the island. In Arwald was defeated and the island became the last part of English lands to be converted to Christianity   added to Wessex and then becoming part of England under King Alfred the Greatincluded within the shire of Hampshire.
The boom in tourism, spurred by growing wealth and leisure time, and by Victoria's example, led to significant urban development of the island's coastal resorts.
Economy[ edit ] Tourism is now the most significant economic activity on the island. The Romans built no towns or roads on the island, but the remains of at least seven Roman villas have been found, indicating the prosperity of local agriculture.
Its landscapes are diverse, leading to its oft-quoted description as "England in miniature". With its proximity to German-occupied France, the island hosted observation stations and transmitters, as well as the RAF radar station at Ventnor.
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Allegiance was sworn to FitzOsbern rather than the king; the Lordship was subsequently granted to the de Redvers family by Henry I, after his succession in Welsh language[ edit ] Anglesey has historically been a stronghold of the Welsh languageand according to the census it was the second most Welsh-speaking local authority area in Wales.
A number of the habitats in Anglesey are afforded even greater protection through both UK and European designations because of their nature conservation value: It is the 51st largest island in Europe, and just five square kilometres smaller than Singapore. The historical proportions of residents who could speak Welsh are as follows: The north coast is unusual in having four high tides each day, with a double high tide every twelve and a half hours.
No other vehicles or people are thought to have been involved. When queen she Renaissance dating Osborne House her winter home, and so the island became a fashionable holiday resort, including for Alfred, Lord TennysonJulia Margaret Cameronand Charles Dickens who wrote much of David Copperfield thereas well as the French painter Berthe Morisot and members of European royalty.
The island continued to be attacked from the continent, raided in by the fleet of Castile and in by French raiders who burned several towns, including Newtown, and laid siege to Carisbrooke Castle before they were defeated.
The island is one of the most important areas in Europe for dinosaur fossils.
Anthony Snodgrass   suggests that a shortage of tin, as a part of the Bronze Age Collapse and trade disruptions in the Mediterranean around BC, forced metalworkers to seek an alternative to bronze. Agriculture provides the secondary source of income for the island's economy, with the local dairies being some of the most productive in the region.
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Porthaethwy, in the southeast expanded when the first bridge to the mainland was being built, in order to accommodate workers and construction.
Major industry is restricted to Holyhead Caergybiwhich until 30 September supported an aluminium smelterand the Amlwch area, once a major copper mining town.
There is a wide range of smaller industries, mostly located in industrial and business parks, especially at Llangefni and Gaerwen.