About Sandde ap Alcwn
Name: Sandde ap ALEWN (AP ALCWN)
Given Name: Sandde ap
Surname: ALEWN (ap ALCWN)
Change Date: 13 MAY 2009
!Arch Rec: Wurts Magna Charta; Ancestral Lines, Jones; Royal Ancestors of Magna
Charta Barons; Plantagenet Ancestry; (Birth 640, Prince of Deheubarth);
Birth: 674 in North Wales
Reference Number: > 401 WEL
Father: Alewn (Alcun) ap TEGID b: 655 in Powys, Montgomeryshire, Wales, United Kingdom c: in North Wales
Marriage 1 Celeinion ferch TUDWAL b: 678 in Isle Man, England, United Kingdom
Elidir (Elidyr) ap SANDDE KING OF SOUTH RHEGED b: 708 in Powys, Montgomeryshire, Wales, United Kingdom c: in North Wales
Abbrev: Pedigree Resource File CD 6
Title: Pedigree Resource File CD 6 (Salt Lake City, UT: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., 1999)serve, Inc., 1999)serve, Inc., 1999).
Llywarch Hen (the Old) 534 – 634. Last King of South Rheged. Had 42 children.
Sandde c690. King of Ynys Manaw by marrying Celemion, heiress.
Elidyr c720. King of Ynys Manaw.
Gwriad c750. King of Ynys Manaw. Married Essylt ferch Cynan.
Merfyn Frych (Freckled) d844. King of Ynys Manaw and Gwynedd. (married Nesta ferch Cadell)
-------------------- Historical Event: Born to a noble family of Wessex, England, as Wynfrid or Wynfrith, Boniface (in Latin, Bonifatius) is known as the "Apostle of Germany" for his work in Christianizing that country. First a benedictine monk and then ordained as a priest, Wynfrid journeyed to Rome after failing to convert Frisian Saxons to Christianity. There Pope Gregory II changed his name to Boniface and charged him with a mission to convert the pagans east of the Rhine and specifically to use the Roman formula for baptism (as opposed to the Celtic that had already taken hold in parts of Europe). So successful was Boniface in his mission that he was made a missionary bishop and given letters of recommendation to important figures such as Charles Martel, leader of the Franks. When as part of his efforts of conversion Boniface destroyed the sacred oak of the Germanic god Thor at Geismar, it was fear of Charles Martel that made it possible.
St. Boniface was martyred when a band of Frisians attacked him while he was reading Scripture to newly converted Christians on Pentecost Sunday.
Boniface's work in converting pagans, reforming Christians who had been converted under the "haphazard" methods of the Irish, organizing churches and founding monasteries in Germany would pave the way for large portions of territory to be incorporated into the Carolingian Empire as well as establishing a powerful base for the Catholic Church. The monasteries, which provided missionaries and teachers for generations to come, would significantly improve life in eighth-century Europe.