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Cadwallon ap Madog , Welsh prince; ruler of Maelienydd

Died: 1179, 22 September   Active: 1140-1179   

Cadwallon was a cousin of Rhys ap Gruffydd and founded Cwmhir Abbey in 1176.

Cadwallon was killed by Roger Mortimer's men in September 1179 while returning from Henry II's court and under the king's protection. Roger was duly imprisoned in Winchester for two years but in 1195 brought Maelienydd under his control and assumed patronage of Cadwallon's foundation at Cwmhir.

Sites associated with this person

Cwmhir Abbey, Powys (founder)

Bibliographical sources

Printed sources

Remfry, P. M., 'Cadwallon ap Madog Rex de Delvain, 1140-1179 and the re-establishment of local autonomy in Cynllibiwg', Transactions of the Radnorshire Society, 65 (1995), pp. 11-32

Remfry, P.M., 'The Native Welsh Dynasties of Rhwng Gwy a Hafren, 1066 to 1282' (M.Phil Thesis: Aberystwyth University, 1989)

Remfry, P.M., The Political History of Abbey Cwmhir, 1176 to 1282 and the Families of Elystan Godrydd, Mortimer and the Princes of Gwynedd (Worcester, 1994,)