Merfyn ap Gwriad King of Gwynedd
(Abt 0764-0844)
Nest verch Cadell
Gwgon ap Meurig King of Seisyllwg
Rhodri Mawr ap Merfyn King of Gwynedd & Powys & Seisyllwg
Angharad ferch Gwgon ap Meurig
(Abt 0811-)
Gwriad ap Rhodri


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Gwriad ap Rhodri 1

  • Died: 878, Anglesey, Wales 2

  Research Notes:

From A History of Wales, p. 82:

"...By becoming the ruler of Powys, his mother's land, he inherited the old struggle between that kingdom and Mercia. Although Offa's Dyke had been constructed in order to define the territories of the Welsh and the English, this did not prevent the successors of Offa from attacking Wales... The pressure upon Powys continued; after 855, Rhodri was its defender, and he and his son, Gwriad, were killed in a battle against the English in 878."

  Death Notes:

Killed by the Saxons.


1 Davies, John, A History of Wales. (Rev. ed. New York: Penguin Group, 2007.), p. 82.

2 Ingram, James, translator, The Annales Cambriae 447-954 (The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. London: Everyman Press, 1912.), 877 Rhodri and his son Gwriad is killed by the Saxons.

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