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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

King Rhys ap Tewdwr

 639664170. King Rhys ap Tewdwr

~1045, Rhys born in Wales, England.

1069-72, Owain ab Edwin claimed the south of Wales.

1079, Rhys succeeded in SW Wales.

1081, Sailing from Waterford, Gruffydd ap Cynan (159917840), with his won Welsh supporters, and Irish and Danes in his contingent, met up with Rhys ap Tewdwr, king of Deheubarth at Port Clais.

1081, The forces of Gruffydd ap Cynan and Rhys ap Tewdwr met at the battle of Mynydd Carn the forces of Thahaearn ap Caradog [f/o Nefta (79959639)], Meilyr ap Rhiwallon, and Caradog ap Gruffydd. Attacking by surprise at dusk, the battle was quickly won. All 3 leaders of the opposition forces were killed.

1086-87, ‘Riset of Wales’ paid £40 to King William. (S) Ireland, Wales, and England; Maund, 1991, P34.

1088, Losing in battle to the sons of Bleddyn ap Cynfyn, Rhys fled to Ireland.

1088-90, Rys hired Hiberno-Scandinavian mercenaries and returned to Wales and defeated the sons of Bleddyn ap Cynfyn.

1091, Robert fitz Hamon (319832086) defeated the forces of Rhys ap Tewdwr at the battle of Brecheiniog in South Wales. Jestin, son of Gwrgan, prince of Gwent and Morganwg, was driver out and his lands [Glamorgan] which were partitioned among the knights, all doing homage to Robert as their overlord.

1093-4, At the Battle of Brecon, Bernard de Newmarch (79959638) killed the local ruler, Rhys ap Tewdwr, king of Deheubarth, when his better disciplined knights were attacked by the Welsh forces. [Florence of Worcester wrote: From that day kings ceased to rule in Wales.]

(S) Ireland, Wales, and England, Maund, 1991, P33ff.

Child of Rhys:

i. Nest ap Rhys (319832085), born ~1068 in Wales, England.

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