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Single Family Analysis
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Mis-identified Same-Named People in Wales
Battles and Historical Events
Ancient Welsh Territories
Legendary History Prior to 1st Century BC
Beli Mawr and Llyr Llediath in Welsh Pedigrees
Papers Related to Maxen Wledig
Bartrum's "Pedigrees of the Welsh Tribal Patriarchs"
The Royal Family of Powys
2nd Powys Royal Dynasty
The Royal Family of Gwynedd
Men Descended from Tudwal Gloff
Royal Family of Gwent/ Glamorgan
The 5 Plebian Tribes of Wales
Glast and the Glastening
Rulers of Brycheiniog - The Unanswered Questions
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
The Clan of Tudor Trevor
Trahaearn ap Caradog of Arwystli
The Family of Trahaearn ap Caradog
Cadafael Ynfyd of Cydewain
Maredudd ap Owain, King of Deheubarth
Eunydd son of Gwenllian
Sandde Hardd of Mortyn
The Floruit of Einion ap Seisyllt
The 5 Dafydd Llwyds of Llanwrin Parish
Cowryd ap Cadfan of Dyffryn Clwyd
Marchweithian, Lord of Is Aled, Rhufoniog
Osbwrn Wyddel of Cors Gedol
Bradwen of Llys Bradwen in Meirionydd
Ednowain ap Bradwen
Who Was Sir Robert Pounderling?
Eidio Wyllt - What Was His Birthname?
Parents and Children of the Lord Rhys

       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

        In 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.