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Brycheiniog


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Was a medieval Welsh kingdom whose dynasty is said to have begun with Brychan, the son of a 5th‐cent. Irish chieftain and the daughter of the king of Garthmadrun in the Vale of Usk. His line ended c.940, when Brycheiniog fell under Deheubarth's influence. It was conquered by Bernard of Neufmarché (1093), whose marcher lordship was known as Brecon (a corruption of Brychan).

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