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 King Cadwallon II

King Cadwallon II

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Death 634 (aged 23–24)
Burial Ludgate, City of London, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 12248 · View Source
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King of Gwynedd. Born the son of of Cadfan ap Iago, he grew up at Aberffraw with Edwin of Deira and at King Salomon's court in Brittany. After Cadfan's death, Gwynedd succeeded. His former friend, Edwin, King of Deira, having all ready conquered the Kingdom of Elmet, then invaded Gwynedd. Cadwallon lost The Isle of Man and Anglesey before being pushed back to Ynys Lannog where he was besieged for weeks before escaping to Ireland. He made his way to Salomon's court in Brittany where they formed an alliance. Cadwallon returned with a fresh army and crushed the Mercians, forcing their King, Penda into a alliance, sealed by Cadwallon's marriage to Penda's sister, Alcfrith. They moved to regain Gwynedd at the Battle of Cefn Digoll, burned York, and sacked Yeavering. Edwin was killed at the Battle of Meicen, present day Hatfield Chase, in AD 633. Cadwallon remained in Northumbria, however, and Edwin's cousin, Osric, managed to rally the Nothumbrian troops and besieged Cadwallon at York. The besieged king, however, broke out, taking Osric by surprise and destroyed his entire army. Within a year, however, Oswald of Bernicia marched south from Dalriada and met Cadwallon at the Battle of the Wall near present day Hexham, where Cadwallon was killed. His son, Cadwaladr Fendigaid, was only about a year old at his father's death. Gwynedd erupted in civil war as the throne was seized by Cadfael ap Cynfeddw, and the infant and his supporters were forced to flee. Tradition has it that Cadwallon was buried beneath the Ludgate of Caer Londein.

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  • Added: 4 Sep 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12248
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for King Cadwallon II (610–634), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12248, citing St Martin Churchyard, Ludgate, City of London, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .