Coledauc, King of Bryneich
(Born c.AD 580)
(Welsh: Coleddog; Latin: Coeldocus; English: Coledock)
King Coledauc inherited a week
kingdom, after the treacherous actions of his father, Morcant
Bulc. Nothing is recorded of this monarch but, like his father, he
reigned in a time of constant fighting with the local Anglian settlers.
The 600s saw the rise of the great Bernician warrior-king, Aethelfrith the
Ferocious, who raided British Gododdin, defeated the Dalriadan Scots and conquered Anglian Deira. No doubt, Coledauc's armies could do little to
stop this expansion and his territory was probably reduced to small areas
in the Cheviots, possibly centred on Ad Gefrin (Yeavering Bell). He was
succeeded by his son, Morcant.
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