- a town in SE Wales, in Powys: textile and leather industries. Pop: 7901 (2001)
- short for Breconshire
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In 1266 he inflicted a crushing defeat on Mortimer at Brecon.Medival Wales
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Very singular,” said I, “that they should make a thief mayor of Brecon.
I had stolen that pair of oxen, and I dared not drive them through Brecon.
"Well, I rather believe in the Duke of Brecon," she replied.
The Duke of Brecon would not have dined ill, had he honored this household.