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Kingdom of Powys - Wales

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  • Cyngen Glodrydd, King of Powys (c.474 - c.547)
    Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Royal Family of Gwynedd - Maelgwn Gwynedd, The Dragon of Anglesey; . (Steven Ferry, March 27, 2017.)
  • Rhyddfedd Frych, King of Powys (c.250 - c.300)
    See Darrell Wolcott, "Beli Mawr and Llyr Llediath in Welsh Pedigrees," -- for help in untangling these lines. (May 18, 2016, Anne Brannen, curator) Please see Darrell Wolcott, Catel Durnluc aka Cadel...
  • Brochfael Ysgythrog ap Cyngen, Brenin Powys (c.502 - 615)
    Brochwel ap Cyngen (died c. 560), better known as Brochwel Ysgrithrog, was a king of Powys in Eastern Wales. The unusual nickname Ysgithrog has been translated as ‘of the canine teeth’, ‘the fanged’ or...
  • Cynan Garwyn ap Brochfael, Brenin Powys (c.544 - c.610)
    Latin-Conanus, English-Conan This late 6th century King of Powys, and Tysilio's elder brother, apparently had very white legs, hence his name of White-Shanks. Though, the epithet may be a mistaken re...
  • Selyf Sarffgadau ap Cynan, Brenin Powys (571 - c.616)
    Selyf ap Cynan or Selyf Sarffgadau (died 616) appears in Old Welsh genealogies as an early 7th century King of Powys, the son of Cynan Garwyn. His name is a Welsh form of Solomon, appearing in the ol...

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About the Kingdom of Powys :

  • The Kingdom of Powys was a Welsh successor state, petty kingdom and principality, that emerged during the Dark Ages following the Roman withdrawal from Britain. Based on the Romano-British tribal lands of the Ordovices in the west and the Cornovii in the east, its boundaries originally extended from the Cambrian Mountains in the west to include the modern West Midlands region of England in the east. The fertile river valleys of the Severn and Tern are found here, and this region is referred to in later Welsh literature as "the Paradise of Powys". The name is thought to derive from the Latin "pagus" meaning the country-side, also a cognate of 'pagan'. During the Roman Empire this region was organised into a Roman province, with the capital at Viroconium Cornoviorum (modern Wroxeter), the fourth largest Roman city in Britain.

For more historical information Kingdom of Powys

Kings of Powys

House of Gwerthrynion

House of Manaw

Mathrafal Princes of Powys

Powys Wenwynwyn and Powys Fadog


  • From 1160 Powys was split into two parts. The southern part was later called Powys Wenwynwyn after Gwenwynwyn ab Owain "Cyfeiliog" ap Madog, while the northern part was called Powys Fadog after Madog ap Gruffydd "Maelor" ap Madog

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