Porrex ap Gorboduc, Brenin Lloegria, Prydain

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Porrex ap Gorboduc, Brenin Lloegria, Prydain

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Birthplace: Britain
Death: Died in Britain
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Son of Gorboduc ap Cynfarch, Brenin Lloegria, Prydain and Judon . NN
Husband of NN . NN
Father of NN and King Pinner (Pinor) of Loegria
Brother of Ferrex ap Gorboduc

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Ferrex constantly quarrelled with his younger brother, Porrex, over who should succeed their now sterile father. At one point, Ferrex fled to Gaul from where, with the help of Suhard, King of the Franks, he led a military expedition against his brother. He died in the ensuing battle. Porrex killed his elder brother in battle, and was later murdered by his own mother in revenge. [Cooper]

The sons of King Gorboduc, shared power as unofficially co-regents during their father’s senility and had gathered about them their own party of followers. The two brothers disputed the succession on their father’s death. Porrex set an ambush to slay his brother, but Ferrex escaped to Gaul where he hired mercenaries with whom he returned to Britain against his brother, Porrex, however, was himself killed in battle. Meantime, in Britain, Porrex did not long enjoy his victory, for three days later he was murdered by his mother and her maid-servants. Legend says that his mother, Judon, went insane following the death of Ferrex, her favorite son, and one night to avenge his death she and her maid-servants murdered Porrex by hacking him to pieces with meat-cleavers as he slept. [http://www.angelfire.com/ego/et_deo/darkage.wps.htm]

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