CYNWRIG ap RHYS (died 1237), prince.

Name: Cynwrig Ap Rhys
Date of death: 1237
Parent: Gwenllian ferch Madog ap Maredudd
Parent: Rhys ap Gruffydd
Gender: Male
Occupation: prince.
Area of activity: Military; Politics, Government and Political Movements; Royalty and Society
Author: John Edward Lloyd

Son of the Lord Rhys ap Gruffydd. Nothing is known of him other than the impression he made on Gerald the Welshman when he was travelling through Ceredigion with Archbishop Baldwin preaching the crusade. Gerald says that he was a tall, handsome young man with fair curly hair, dressed in the style of Welshmen of the period — a shirt and a thin clock and barefooted — but lithe and dignified in appearance. He survived to old age but left no mark on the history of the period.


Published date: 2001

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