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Beli Mawr and Llyr Llediath in Welsh Pedigrees
Papers Related to Maxen Wledig
Bartrum's "Pedigrees of the Welsh Tribal Patriarchs"
Britain's Royal Roman Family
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
Madog Danwr, Lord of Llangurig Parish
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

RESEARCH PAPERS ON THE 1ST POWYS DYNASTY

Vortigern and the Powys Dynasty

Traces the descent of the earliest kings of Powys down to the seventh century and casts chronological doubts they were direct paternal descendants of the historical Vortigern

Cadell Ddyrnllwg

An introduction to the 5th century man who stands atop the pedigrees of the First Powys Royal Dynasty, a contemporary of Vortigern.      

Cyngen ap Cadell

Discusses certain modern emendations of the tenth century pedigrees of Harleian Ms 3859 which "created" sons and grandsons of Cyngen, the man who erected the Pillar of Eliseg

Nest ferch Cadell ap Brochwel

Shows why no such lady heiress carried Powys to her son or grandson, Rhodri Mawr, following the death of her alleged brother Cyngen

Powys Succession after 823

Offers an identification of the mysterious Cadweithen who was expelled in 863 and suggests the actual kings of Powys who ruled after Cyngen ap Cadell

End of the Powys Dynasty

Traces the Dynastic family of Powys down to 1063 when it was finally usurped by the sons of Cynfyn ap Gwerystan 

Powys Dynastic Family 945 - 1385

Explains the medieval pedigrees which make "impossible" marriage connections unless one realizes the family propensity for repeating long strings of names, and identifies at least four different men named Pasgen ap Gwyn ap Gruffudd ap Beli ap Selyf ap Brochwel ap Aeddan who each lived 100 years apart

The Era of Llewelyn ap Seisyll

Discusses the first king to bring Powys, Gwynedd and Deheubarth under his control, a feat never achieved by Rhodri Mawr,  in spite of historians claims. 

The Consorts and Children of Gruffudd ap Llewelyn

Seeks to identify the wives and children of the strongest, but final, king of the First Powys Dynasty

The "Mael Maelienydd" in Medieval Pedigrees

Links this man (actually two men) with the Powys dynastic family and argues he was neither descended from Rhodri Mawr nor did he live in Maelienydd

Gwrgi of Castell Caereinion

Discusses this shadowy figure and makes a case for identifying him as another of the men found in long strings of names which repeated at 100 year intervals, beginning in the 11th century

The First Meilyr Gryg of Gregynog

Suggests a correct pedigree for the Blayney family of Gregynog which, by ignoring the propensity of the Powys dynasty for long strings of repeating names, currently has a 5 generation gap in its timeline