Madog ap Maredudd

(d. 1160) king of Powys

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S. of Maredudd ap Bleddyn; acc. 1132; m. Susanna, da. of Gruffydd ap Cynan and Angharad, da. of Owain ab Edwin; issue: Gruffydd Maelor, Elise, Owain Fychan, Llywelyn, Owain Brogyntyn, Marared, Gwenllian; d. 1160; bur. Meifod, near Welshpool.

Madog used the civil war taking place in England to encroach upon the eastern border, but his main task was to resist the ambition of his northern neighbour, Owain Gwynedd. In 1150 he was defeated in a battle near Coleshill. He was assisted in 1157 by Henry II but died in 1160. The last ruler of an undivided Powys, Madog was greatly praised by poets and bards.

Subjects: British History.

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