The Annals of Wales
(Part IX)

by Anonymous, translated from Latin by Wikisource

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Year. Novus the bishop received.
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Year. Idwalaum died.
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Year. Battle of Cetill. Merwin died.[1]
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Year. The Battle of Finnant. Ithail lord of Guent is killed by men of Brecheinauc.
Year. Meuruc killed by Saxons.
Year. Cengen is killed by gentiles.
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Year. Mon devastated by black gentiles.
Year. Cengen of Powis died in Rome.[2]
Year. Ceinod king of the Picts died; and Jonathan prince of Abergeleu died.[3]
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Year. Maileachlen died.
Year. Catweithen is driven out.
Year. Dutta devastated Gliuissig.
Year. Chian Nant Newer died.
Year. The City of York is devastated; the Battle of the Black Gentiles.
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Year. The Battle of Wren Onnen.
Year. Alclut is destroyed by the gentiles.
Year. Gugan king of Ceredigian is drowned.
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Year. The Battle of Bannoleu. Bishop Novus and Meuruc die.
Year. Bishop Llunwerth is consecrated.
Year. Dumnarth king of Cerneu (th[at is], Cornubia) is drowned.
Year. The Battle of Sunday on Mon.
Year. Rodri and his brother Guiriat were throat-slit by Saxons.[4]
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Year. The Battle of Congui. [Vengeance for] Rotri by God. The Battle of Conan.
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Year. Cathweithen died.
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Year. Hoel of Rome died.
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Year. Subni, wisest of the Scots, died.
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Year. Anaraut c[am]e with Angles to devastate Ceredigean and Stratewy.
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Year. Bread fails in Hibernia. Vermin like moles with two teeth fell from the sky. They consumed everything; they were thrown out by fasting and prayer.
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Year. Elsatn king of the Saxons died.
Year. Alwryt died.
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Year. Merwyn son of Rodri died, and Llewarch son of Heweid is killed.
Year. Rodri son of Heweid is beheaded.
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Year. Menevia is destroyed.
Year. Bishop Gorchewil and King Cormuc died.
Year. Bishop Asser died.
Year. Catel son of Rodri died.
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Year. Oter came to Britain.
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Year. Anaraut king of the Britons died.
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Year. Queen Edfled died.
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Year. The Battle of Dinas Newit.
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Year. Howel Da son of Catel goes to Rome. Helina died.

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Year.
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Year. Grifin son of Oweyn died.
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Year. Hewed s[on] of Clidauc and Meuruc died.
Year. Elstan king of the Saxons died.
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Year. Catel son of Arthwail is put out with poison; Idwall son [of Rodri] and his son Elissed died.
Year. Bishop Lunweth died.
Year. Bishop Morleis died.
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Year. Eadmund king of the Saxons is throat-slit.
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Year. Hoel king of the Britons, namely the Good, died.
Year. Cadugan son of Oweyn is throat-slit by Saxons. The Battle of Carno between the sons of Hoel and the sons of Idwal.
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Year. Iago and Idwal, sons of Idwal, devastated Dewet
Year. Rodri son of Hoel died.
Year. Great murder between the sons of Idwal and Hywel in the place which is called Gurguist. Anaurat son of Gwiriad is killed. Guin son of Hoel died.
Year. Haardur s[on] of Meuruc was drowned.
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Year. Idwal the s[on] of Rodri is killed.
Year. Meuruc s[on] of Catwan died.
Year. Bishop Riderch died.
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Year. Catwalaun s[on] of Owen [died].[5]
Year. The Angles devasted the region of Idwal's sons.
Year. Rodri s[on] of Idwal is killed.
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Year. Einon son of Oweyn devasted Goer.
Year. Mon is devastated by the son of Harald.[6]

NotesEdit

  1. The Brut y Tywysogion (Chronicle of the Princes) records this in 838 as the "Battle of Cyfeilog" between Wales and "King Berthwryd" (r. 839–852) of Mercia and makes clear that Merfyn died in the action. Sources describing the Welsh as rebelling against the rule of Beorhtwulf's son in 853 imply they were subjugated.
  2. The Brut records this as 850 and adds that it was by his own men.
  3. Jonathan was probably the abbot of the Celtic monastery at Abergele. Cf. Charles-Edwards, T.M. "The Heir-Apparent in Irish and Welsh Law" in Celtica, Vol. 9, p. 180–90. Dublin Inst. for Adv. Studies, 1971.
  4. The Brut places Rhodri and Gwriad's death at the Battle of Sunday and places the event in its entry for AD 873. It goes on to say that after Rhodri's death, the Saxons were chased from Anglesey by its furious women.
  5. The Brut places Cadwallon and Rhydderch's deaths together in 961.
  6. The Brut y Tywysogion lists both Macht and his brother Godfrit as attacking and colonizing Anglesey in its entry for AD 968.