Meurig ap Tewdrig, King of Glywyssing & Gwent

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About Meurig ap Tewdrig, King of Glywyssing & Gwent

Please see Peter Bartrum, http://cadair.aber.ac.uk/dspace/bitstream/handle/2160/6516/TABLES%20-%20EARLY%20SERIES_16.png?sequence=30&isAllowed=y (May 9, 2018; Anne Brannen, curator)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Rethinking the Gwent Pedigrees; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id24.html. (Steven Ferry, April 10, 2017.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Ynyr Gwent and Caradog Freich Fras; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id25.html. (Steven Ferry, April 11, 2017.)

Meurig ap Tewdrig was a prince of the Silurian Britons at the commencement of the sicth century, and who was known as a man of great valour and wisdom.

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Meurig, King of Gwent & Glywysing (c.596-c.665) (Latin: Mauricius; English: Maurice)

Meurig was the son of St. Tewdrig. He took on the Gwentish throne upon his father's abdication in the early-7th century. He was a Warrior King who kept the Saxons at bay and reunited his Kingdom with Ergyng by marrying Princess Onbrawst daughter of King Gwrgan Fawr (the Great) of that Kingdom. Her brothers were apparently no match for Meurig's expansionistic policies. He is said to have been a great patron of Llandaff Cathedral where he was eventually buried. His eldest son having, apparently, predeceased him, Meurig was succeeded by his grandsons, Ithel and Morgan Mwynfawr, Joint-Kings of Ergyng.

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Rethinking the Gwent Pedigrees; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id24.html. (Steven Ferry, April 10, 2017.)