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Britain's Royal Roman Family
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Men Descended from Tudwal Gloff
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15 Noble Tribes of Gwynedd
The 5 Plebian Tribes of Wales
Glast and the Glastening
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The Men of Collwyn ap Tangno of Lleyn
Edwin of Tegeingl and his Family
Ednowain Bendew in Welsh pedigrees
Ithel of Bryn in Powys
Idnerth Benfras of Maesbrook
Tudor Trefor and his Family
Trahaearn ap Caradog of Arwystli
The Family of Trahaearn ap Caradog
Cadafael Ynfyd of Cydewain
Maredudd ap Owain, King of Deheubarth
Sandde Hardd of Mortyn
The Floruit of Einion ap Seisyllt
The 5 Dafydd Llwyds of Llanwrin Parish
Cowryd ap Cadfan of Dyffryn Clwyd
Osbwrn Wyddel of Cors Gedol
Bradwen of Llys Bradwen in Meirionydd
Who Was Sir Robert Pounderling?
Sir Aaron ap Rhys
Eidio Wyllt - What Was His Birthname?
Ifor Bach, Lord of Senghenydd
Ancestors and Children of the Lord Rhys

                     LEGENDARY HISTORY PRIOR TO 1st CENTURY B.C.
                                       By Darrell Wolcott
        The traditional history of Wales usually begins about the time Rome left Britain in the early 5th century AD.  The events told of some families in the 3rd and 4th centuries are considered historic, but we tend to treat all stories about people who lived prior to the first landing of Julius Caesar in Britain as legendary.  Our own dividing line between that which is history and that which is probably legend is the birth of Beli Mawr c. 130 BC.
         On this page, we shall present papers dealing with much more ancient people whom very early writers either believed to be historic or thought the stories attributed to them might have happened.

A discussion of the Trojan man, Brutus, who Nennius said was the founder of Britain and to whom the pedigree of Beli Mawr is traced. Here, we date Brutus as born c. 835BC and show how such a date is nearly 300 years too late to be reconciled with the traditional 1184BC dating of the Fall of Troy.

A chronological analysis of the "dating" used by Eratosthenes to suggest the year BC in which ancient events took place, which includes pedigrees of the men associated with those events, and concludes his dating was perhaps 216 years too early for the Fall of Troy.  Accordingly, one of the Nennius pedigrees for Brutus might chronologically accord with a birthdate 5 generations after the Fall of Troy.

Romulus, Legendary Eponym of Rome

A review of the early pedigrees of Romulus to show that his birth in 771BC might not have been over 400 years after the Fall of Troy as most would claim; that this birthdate is wholly consistent with our revised date of 968BC for Troy's fall.