Caderyn Fendigaid ap Gwrtheyrn, Brenin Powys

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About Caderyn Fendigaid ap Gwrtheyrn, Brenin Powys

Please see Darrell Wolcott, Ancient Powys, (Steven Ferry, March 23, 2017.)

Cadeyrn Fendigaid "The Blessed" ap Gwrtheyrn, Brenin Powys

Latin-Catigernus, English-Catigern

Cadeyrn was nominally a King of Powys, though how much independence he would have had from his father's high-kingdom is unclear. The area was certainly the adopted homeland of the Vorteneu family and therefore it was given to Cadeyrn as Vortigern's second son. Cadeyrn was a warrior king who led the British troops at the Battle of Rithergabail (Aylesford, Kent) in 447, after his brother Vortimer's revolt against their father and his invading Saxon henchmen. He was killed on the battlefield and buried under nearby Kit's Coyty House, a megalithic dolmen

As a young man, Cadeyrn had met St.Germanus probably during his first visit to Britain. The saint blessed him and, ever since, he was given the name Fendigaid or "the Blessed".


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Caderyn Fendigaid ap Gwrtheyrn, Brenin Powys's Timeline

Age 26
Powys, Wales
Age 43
Battle of Rithergabail