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CYNWRIG ap RHYS (d. 1237 ), prince

son of ( the Lord ) Rhys ap Gruffydd ( DWB , 838-9) . Nothing is known of him other than the impression he made on Gerald the Welshman when he was travelling through Ceredigion with Archbishop Baldwin preaching the crusade. Gerald says that he was a tall, handsome young man with fair curly hair, dressed in the style of Welshmen of the period — a shirt and a thin clock and barefooted — but lithe and dignified in appearance. He survived to old age but left no mark on the history of the period.


  • A History of Wales: from the Earliest Times to the Edwardian Conquest , 568, 577-8.


Sir John Edward Lloyd, D.Litt., F.B.A., F.S.A. (1861-1947), Bangor

Published date: 2001