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Hywel Dda Of Dyfed (Wales)

Male - Abt 950

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  • Name Hywel Dda Of Dyfed (Wales) 
    Nickname the Good 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 950 
    Person ID I6105  MyTree
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2009 

    Father Cadell ap Rhodri Of Seisyllwg (Wales),   d. 910 
    Family ID F3486  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • In England the kings of Wessex were emerging as the most powerful
      rulers and the beginnings of a single English kingdom is usually dated
      to 954. Athelstan of Wessex was able to impose a kind of over lordship
      on the Welsh rulers and to exact tribute from them, and Gwynedd came
      under the rule of the south Wales king, Hywel Dda (the Good), grandson
      of Rhodri Mawr. Like his grandfather before him Hywel also succeeded
      in creating a degree of unity within Wales.

      After Hywel`s death in 950 all the Welsh kingdoms saw a succession of
      power struggles and the Vikings came back. In Gwynedd, Penmon was
      raided in 971 and Clynnog in 978.
      Gruffydd ap Llywelyn.