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Maredudd ap Rhobert , lord of Cydewain

Died: 1244   

A minor Welsh lord, Maredudd ap Rhobert initially sided with King John against Llywelyn ab Iorwerth (1211) but in 1215 submitted to the Welsh ruler.

Maredudd founded Llanllugan Abbey which was the only house for women in North Wales. He died at Strata Florida where he took the Cistercian habit shortly before his death.

Sites associated with this person

Llanllugan Abbey, Powys (founder)

Strata Florida Abbey, Ceredigion (Death and burial there)

Bibliographical sources

Printed sources

Acts of Welsh Rulers 1120-1283, ed. Huw Pryce (University of Wales: Cardiff, 2005) p. 157

Cartwright, Jane, 'Abbess Annes and the ape', in Monastic Wales: New Approaches ed. Janet Burton and Karen Stöber (University of Wales: Cardiff, 2013), pp. 191-207