Rhodri Mawr , King of Gwynedd

Rhodri Mawr , King of Gwynedd

      Sex: M

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          Death: 878 1
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                1. Anarawd
                2. Cadell

The king of Gwynedd who provided stern resistance to the Viking attacks, brought Powys within his dominion and then briefly extended his sway over two areas in the southwest (lying north and east of Dyfed), namely Ceredigion and Ystrad Twyi, which had previously been united to form the kingdom of Seisyllwg. The period following Rhodri's death proved to be of far-reaching significance. The outlying kingdoms of Wales-Dyfed, Brycheiniog, Glywysing, and Gwent-being subjected to pressure exerted by Rhodri's sons or by Mercia, turned to the kingdoms of Wessex and by a formal commendation entered into that allegiance, ultimately expressed in homage and fealty, which each of the kings of Wales owed, individually and directly, to the English monarchy.


1 Encyclopedia Britannica, 15th Edition, Encyclopedia Britannica, 15th Edition. Vol 29, Pg 128.

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