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Caradog, King of Gwynedd
(c.730-798)
(Latin: Caratacus; English: Caractacus)

King Caradog ap Meirion was a distant male-line descendant of King Cynlas Goch of Rhos. The family appears to have remained important lords in Eastern Gwynedd long after they ceased to be Kings. After the death of King Rhodri Molwynog of Gwynedd in AD 754, Caradog found himself in a position to seize power and proclaim himself King. He died in Snowdonia, fighting the invading Mercians of King Coenwulf, in AD 798.

 

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