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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
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

PAPERS RELATED TO THE 2ND POWYS ROYAL DYNASTY

Cynfyn ap Gwerystan, Interim King

          Although he was named king as a maternal descendant of a 1st Dynasty King of Powys, his son, Bleddyn, founded a 2nd Powys Royal Dynasty of men not paternally descended from Cadell Ddyrnllwg

The First Wife of Bleddyn ap Cynfyn

        A discussion of the consorts and children of the Powys king, Bleddyn ap Cynfyn, which seeks to identify his first wife.

Owain ap Cadwgan and Nest ferch Rhys ap Tewdwr

         Recites the "love story" which historians attribute to this couple, and suggests the tale has the characteristics of a novel rather than an historic account of a real event

The "sons" of Owain ap Cadwgan

        This discussion casts doubts that two sons often attributed to Owain ap Cadwgan, were actually his children, and suggests that one of them was probably Llewelyn ap Owain ap Trahaearn….but mentioned in the Brut simply as "Llewelyn ap Owain".

Brief Life of Gruffudd ap Maredudd

       A look at the eldest son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn, who died in his father's lifetime, and whose son was given half the Powys kingdom by Gruffudd's younger brother, King Madog ap Maredudd

Owain Brogyntyn and His Family

       Discusses this base son of King Madog ap Maredudd of Powys, and suggests he had a base son himself who was called Owain Fain