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Cadwaladr

(c. 1105—1172)


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B. c.1105, 2nd s. of Gruffydd ap Cynan and Angharad; m. Alice, da. of Richard Fitzgilbert, earl of Clare; issue: Cadfan, Rhicert; d. 29 Feb. 1172; bur. Bangor.

The younger brother of Owain Gwynedd, Cadwaladr's exploits took place against the background of English weakness during the reign of Stephen. After he had established a power base in Ceredigion, he entered the civil war on the side of Matilda, and fought at Lincoln in 1141 when Stephen was captured. A quarrel with his brother forced him into exile, but in 1157 Henry II insisted on his restoration. He reunited with his brother to resist Henry's second campaign against the Welsh in 1165.

Subjects: British History.


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