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Heledd verch Elidyr

Welsh: Heledd Elidyr
Also Known As: "verch Elidir"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: South Rheged, Wales
Death: Died in Scotland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Elidyr Mwynfawr "the Wealthy" and Saint Eurgain
Wife of Lywarch Hen ab Elidir; Arwystl Glof Ap NN and Tudfwich Gorneu
Mother of Llywarch ap Llywarch Hen; Diheuvyr . Ap Arwystyl, Saint; Dier . verch Arwystyl, Saint; Marchell . verch Arwystyl; Tudur Ap Arwystyl, Saint and 3 others

Occupation: Princess
Managed by: Stanley Welsh Duke, Jr.
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About Heledd verch Elidyr

Known as 'Picti' by the Romans, meaning 'Painted Ones' in Latin, these northern tribes constituted the largest kingdom in Dark Age Scotland. They repelled the conquests of both Romans and Angles, creating a true north-south divide on the British Isles, only to disappear from history by the end of the first millennium - swallowed whole by the history of another group, the Gaels. Together they created the Kingdom of Alba.

The Picts took part in one of the most decisive battles in Scottish history - the Battle of Dun Nechtain (Dunnichen). If the Picts had lost, Scotland might never have existed. For the Angles of Northumbria it was simply a disaster - ending their domination of Scotland.