son of Anarawd ap Rhodri Mawr. He became ruler of Gwynedd in 916, and after some resistance accepted the overlordship of the West-Saxon monarchy. After his death during an unsuccessful revolt against the English, in 942, his sons were expelled, and authority passed to his cousin, Hywel Dda. Though two of these sons, Iago and Ieuaf were in time restored, his blood was transmitted to the principal dynasty of medieval Gwynedd through a younger son, Meurig.
Published date: 1959
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