She was the wife of Gruffudd ap Cynan, was a daughter of Owain ab Edwin, a chieftain of eastern Gwynedd. She married Gruffudd about 1095, during his early struggle for power, and survived her husband many years, dying in 1162. Their children were Cadwallon (died 1132), Owain (Gwynedd), and Cadwaladr, and five daughters, named Gwenllian, Marared (Margaret), Rainillt, Susanna, and Annest. Of these, Gwenllian married Gruffydd ap Rhys, and Susanna married Madog ap Maredudd.
Angharad is singled out for lavish praise by her husband's biographer, as a handsome blonde, gentle, eloquent, generous, discreet, good to her people and charitable to the poor. Gruffydd left her, in addition to the half of his goods as provided by Welsh law, two shares of land (rhandir) and the profits of the port of Abermenai.
Published date: 1959
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