Gruffydd ap Llywelyn 1039 – 1063

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Gruffydd was the son of  Llywelyn ap Seisyll of Wales. He became the first and only King of Wales. An alliance with Aelfgar of Mercia was sealed with the marriage of Gruffydd to Aelfgar’s daughter Ealdgyth. The rise of the Godwin family saw Harold and Tostig push into Wales and Gruffydd fled to Snowdonia where he died.

Family tree for Gruffydd ap Llywelyn, King of Wales showing:


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Heather Y Wheeler. (2020). Gruffydd ap Llywelyn 1039 – 1063. Available: Last accessed July 21st, 2024