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Anarawd ap Rhodri Mawr

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Caer Seiont, Caernarvonshire, Wales (United Kingdom)
Death: 916 (61-71)
Anglesey, Wales (United Kingdom)
Immediate Family:

Son of Rhodri the Great, king of the Britons and Angharad verch Meurig, of South Wales, Queen of Ceredigion & Deheubarth
Father of Idwal Foel ab Anarawd and Elise ab Anarawd
Brother of Cadell ap Rhodri Mawr, King of Dyfed and Deheubarth; Nest verch Rhodri Mawr; Rhodri Fychan ap Rhodri Mawr; Gwriad ap Rhodri Mawr; Merfyn ap Rhodri Mawr and 4 others
Half brother of Tudwal Gloff ap Rhodri Mawr and Elise ap Rhodri Mawr

Occupation: King of Gwynedd (878 - 916)
Managed by: James Fred Patin, Jr.
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About Anarawd ap Rhodri Mawr

See Peter Bartrum, https://cadair.aber.ac.uk/dspace/bitstream/handle/2160/6516/TABLES%20-%20EARLY%20SERIES_41.png?sequence=14&isAllowed=y (May 27, 2018; Anne Brannen, curator)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Bartrum's "Pedigrees of the Welsh Tribal Patriarchs" #14 Mam Tudor Trefor; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id182.html. (Steven Ferry, September 20, 2019.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Royal Family of Powys - Powys Succession after 823; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id13.html. (Steven Ferry, October 17, 2019.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Royal Family of Gwynedd - History of Gruffudd ap Cynan, a New Perspective; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id46.html. (Steven Ferry, December 1, 2019.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Royal Family of Gwynedd - In Search of Gwgan Gleddyfrudd; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id26.html. (Steven Ferry, December 22, 2019.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Royal Family of Gwynedd - Ancient Lordship of Gower; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id162.html.(Steven Ferry, January 18, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Royal Family of Gwynedd - Wikipedia's Lame Biography of Rhodri Mawr; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id165.html. (Steven Ferry, January 26, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Retaking of Northeast Wales in the 10th Century; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id60.html. (Steven Ferry, May 25, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Edwin of Tegeingl and His Family - Was Owain ap Edwin Really a Traitor; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id87.html. (Steven Ferry, June 8, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Ithel of Bryn in Powys; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id43.html. (Steve Ferry, June 24, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Clan of Tudor Trevor; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id55.html. (Steven Ferry, June 30, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Era of Llewelyn ap Seisyll; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id207.html. (Steven Ferry, July 19, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Cynfyn ap Gwerystan, the Interim King; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id209.html. (Steven Ferry, July 21, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Enigmatic Elystan Glodrydd; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id199.html. (Steven Ferry, August 11, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Men of Lleyn - How They Got There; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id118.html. (Steven Ferry, August 17, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Legendary Kingdom of Seisyllwg; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id123.html. (Steven Ferry, September 11, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Early Ceredigion and its Rulers; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id158.html. (Steven Ferry, September 11, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Gruffudd ap Rhys, the Homeless Prince; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id197.html. (Steven Ferry, September 14, 2020.)

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Anarawd ap Rhodri (died c. 916) was a King of Gwynedd and referenced as "King of the Britons" in the Annales Cambriae.

Anarawd's father Rhodri the Great, by conquest and alleged inheritances, had become ruler of most of northern Wales. However, under Welsh law he was bound to divide his lands among his able-bodied children upon his death during a Mercian invasion around 878. Anarawd, the eldest,[1] retained the principal estate at Aberffraw and the throne of Gwynedd. His brothers Cadell and Merfyn received large estates as well, sometimes said to include the kingdoms of Ceredigion and Powys, respectively. For this, one of the Welsh Triads records the brothers as the "Three Diademed Princes of the Isle of Britain".[2] (Rhodri's fourth son, Tudwal the Lame, was apparently too young for the initial division.)

The brothers are recorded as cooperating closely against the rulers of the remaining lesser kingdoms of Wales. Æthelred of Mercia invaded Gwynedd around 881 and the annals hailed his defeat at Cymryd in the Battle of the Conwy as Dial Rhodri: "God's vengeance for Rhodri". Tudwal was old enough to participate in this battle, but his disfigurement on the field left him unfit for rule in Welsh eyes.

While Cadell then turned on his brother Merfyn, creating the realm that would later empower Hywel the Good, Anarawd made an alliance with the Danish king in York in an attempt to guard himself against further Mercian attacks. After that alliance proved unsatisfactory, he came to an agreement with Alfred the Great of Wessex, visiting Alfred at his court. He received honors and gifts from the Saxons and King Alfred stood witness at his confirmation. According to Asser, Anarawd used his new Saxon allies to help in repelling a raid by his former Danish allies around 894 and to ravage Cadell's lands in Ceredigion and Ystrad Tywi the next year. Around 902, an attack on Anglesey by the Danes of Dublin under Ingimund was repulsed. Anarawd died c. 916, succeeded by his eldest son Idwal the Bald.

ID: I107306

Name: Anarawd Ap Rhodri Mawr

Prefix: Prince Of Gwynedd

Sex: M

Birth: Bet 853 and 857 CE in Gwynedd, Wales

Death: 916 CE 1

Occupation: Prince Of Gwynedd (North Wales) Bet 878 and 916 CE

Change Date: 20 Nov 2007 at 20:00

Father: Rhodri The Great Ap Merfyn b: Bet 789 and 809 CE in Caer Seiont, Carnarvonshire, Wales

Mother: Angharad ferch Meurig b: 825 CE in Ceredigion, , Wales

Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown

Married:

Change Date: 13 Jan 2009

Children

Idwal I Foel The Bald Ap Anarawd b: 883 CE in Aberffraw, Anglesey, Wales
Elise Ap Anarawd b: Abt 883 CE

Sources:

Abbrev: Sutton Folk Family Tree 3175463.ged

Title: Sutton Folk Family Tree

Sutton Folk Family Tree 3175463.ged

Author: Folk, Linda Sutton

Publication: www.worldconnect.rootsweb.com


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Caer Seiont, Caernarvonshire, Wales
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Malltraeth, Anglesey, Wales
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