IDWAL FOEL ('the Bald '; died 942), king of Gwynedd

Name: Idwal Foel
Date of death: 942
Child: Meurig ab Idwal Foel
Child: Ieuaf ap Idwal Foel
Child: Iago ap Idwal Foel
Parent: Anarawd ap Rhodri Mawr
Gender: Male
Occupation: king of Gwynedd
Area of activity: Politics, Government and Political Movements; Royalty and Society
Author: Thomas Jones Pierce

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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