Royal Family of Gwent/Glamorgan
Rethinking the Gwent Pedigrees
Presenting a new edit of the ancient pedigree manuscripts
The Father of Tewdrig of Gwent
Examines the sources which claim either Llywarch or Teithfallt
was the father of Tewdrig
Another Look at Teithfallt of Gwent
A full discussion of the possible Goth origins of the Royal
Family of Gwent
Ynyr Gwent and Caradog Freich Fras
Here, we attempt to distinquish between same-named men who
lived in different eras, and in the case of Caradog, different regions in Wales
The Conquest of Glamorgan
A discussion of the traditional story of the Robert fitz Hamon conquest in the late 11th century, seeking to identify the
two Welshmen, Einion and Cydrich, who supposedly aided Iestyn ap Gwrgan before turning against him.
The Conquest of Glamorgan - Further Notes
In this paper,
we suggest answers to the basic questions as to where, when and who were involved in the conquest, and what occurred during
the dozen years following the 1107 death of FitzHamo
The Ancestry of Iestyn ap Gwrgan
Here, we begin with the earliest man named Iestyn ap Gwrgan, and try to construct
a chronologically stable pedigree of his paternal ancestors, noting that existing pedigrees appear to omit one generation
somewhere after his 9th century ancestor, Morgan Hen.
King of England Mediates Welsh Disputes
this paper, we discuss two events where the King of Wessex was asked to mediate land disputes between two Welsh kings and
which appear to have been conflated into a single event by early writers of Welsh history. We also examine a 983 election
in Morgannwg to clarify the identity of the contestants.
Was Iestyn ap Gwrgan the Founder of one of the 5 Royal Tribes?
This paper examines the various manuscripts which list "5 Royal Tribes of Wales", and shows that the list of men presented
by Phillip Yorke's book of that name is NOT in agreement with the earliest sources.