Brecknockshire

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  1. mugwortismy cat

    mugwortismy cat Tenacious to the End!

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    I may be a complete nitwit (and I probably am) but is Brecknockshire an alternative name or an older name for Breconshire? o_O
     
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    Flook A True Gentleman. Rest in Peace.

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    Yes they're the same county. See here:
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    Also, see what GENUKI has to say about it. :)
     
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    mugwortismy cat Tenacious to the End!

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    thanks Flook:)

    I'm currently going through some of the place names I have in Brother's Keeper and trying to rationalise them.

    I was wondering if it was appropriate to use Brecknockshire in one historical period and Breconshire in another, but it seems that they are completely interchangeable ... I tend to use Breconshire for preference (no idea why)

    And your link also explains why I have Beaufort in Breconshire and Monmouthshire
     

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