Padarn of the Scarlet Robe, Commander of the Votadini

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Padern Peisrud ap Tegid, Beisrudd of Britain

Also Known As: "Beisrudd", "The Red Robe", "Red Tunic", "of the Red Robe", "Paternus (Padarn) Beisrudd "Of the Scarlet Robe") ap Tegid", "Padarn of the Scarlet Robe"
Birthplace: Yr Hen Ogledd, Wales
Death: Died in Wales?
Immediate Family:

Son of Tegid Tacitus ap Iago and Uther Constantina . NN
Husband of N.N.
Father of Edern Aeturnus Ap Padarn, Beisrudd of Britain; Donatus and Romanus

Occupation: PADARN,, Roman Commander "Padarn Redcoat"
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About Padarn of the Scarlet Robe, Commander of the Votadini

Padarn Beisrudd From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Padarn Beisrudd ap Tegid literally translates as Paternus of the Scarlet Robe, son of Tegid. His father may have borne the Roman name of Tacitus. Padarn is believed to have been born in the early 4th century in the Old North (or Hen Ogledd) of Roman Britain. According to Old Welsh tradition, his grandson, Cunedda certainly came from Manaw Gododdin, the modern Clackmannanshire region of Scotland.

One traditional interpretation identifies Padarn as a Roman (or Romano-British) official of reasonably high rank who had been placed in command of Votadini troops stationed in Clackmannanshire in the 380s or earlier by the Emperor Magnus Maximus. Alternatively, he may have been a frontier chieftain in the same region who was granted Roman military rank, a practice attested elsewhere along the empire's borders at the time.

His command in modern Scotland likely lasted till his death and was then assumed by his son Edern. Edern was the father of Cunedda, founder of the Kingdom of Gwynedd.

The coat of Padarn Redcoat is one of the Thirteen Treasures of the Island of Britain.

The Life of Saint Padarn contains a story about how King Arthur tried to steal his tunic, which suggests a link or borrowing of a legend connected with Padarn Redcoat.

The nationality of Paternus of Britain was Roman (evidently he was a Celt with Roman citizenship). He was also called Padarn Beisrudd ap Tegid.

See "My Lines" ( ) from Compiler: R. B. Stewart, Evans, GA

Paternus Pasrut (of the Red) Prince of Britain Born : Abt. 305 Father Tacitus ap Cein Prince of Britain Mother Marriage ? Children Abt. 340 - Aeternus ap Padeyrn Prince of Britain Forrás / Source:
Padarn Beisrudd or Paternus 'Of The Red Tunic/Of The Red Robe'.
Alternatively: Patern Pesrut, Paternus

"Beisrudd" means "of the Red Robe," which may suggest the official purple garb of the Roman Administration.

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