Monday, 25 October 2010


Timeline of the Early British Kingdoms 410 AD-598 AD

517 - Death of King Cadwallon Lawhir of Gwynedd. His son, Maelgwn takes the throne, murders his uncle, probably King Owain Danwyn of Rhos, and re-unites the ... - Cached - Similar

Kingdom of Gwynedd - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gwynedd was one petty kingdom of several Welsh successor states which emerged in 5th-century post-Roman Britain in the Early Middle Ages, and later evolved... -Cached - Similar

  1. The Early Welsh Kingdoms, Gwynedd

    Cadwallon Lawhir (Longhand), c500-c534, c534. Maelgwn Hir (the Tall), c497, c520s-c549, c549, died in a plague. Rhun Hir, c520, c549-?580s ... - Cached - Similar

  2. Cadwallon Lawhir ap Einion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  3. Cadwallon ap Einion (c. 460-534; reigned from c. 500), usually known as Cadwallon Lawhir('Long Hand') and also called Cadwallon I by some historians, ... - Cached - Similar
  4. Bodysgallen Hall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Jump to Cadwallon Lawhir heritage‎: The site was first occupied, according to tradition, byCadwallon Lawhir ... - Cached - Similar
  5. EBK: King Cadwallon Lawhir of Gwynedd

    Cadwallon Lawhir, King of Gwynedd (c.AD 450-517) (Latin: Catuvellaunus; English: Catwald). Cadwallon apparently had very long arms. ... - Cached - Similar

    For Battle of Cerrig y Gwyddel see:

    I'R GADWelsh Medieval Battlefields Campaign.

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Sunday, 17 October 2010


I do not know how much Wales will come into 'Pillars of the Earth' apart from the two Charcters Phillip and Francis of Gwynedd plus two Welsh Actors I know of at present. However, this is an exciting period for Wales and whilst England falls into a long period known as 'The Anarchy'', it becomes the case that England's difficulties is Wales's Opportunity. That opportunity is seized on 1st January 1136 at the Battle of Llwchwr and again in October of that year at the Battle of Crugmawr, unfortunatly the Battle of Cedweli is lost by the Welsh and Princess Gwenllian is captured and ruthlessly beheaded on the Battlefield. Again the Welsh make more of a passive child/Nun Gwenllian rather than Gwenllian the Warrior Princess, who surely deserves a film made of her as a Welsh female 'Braveheart'. See links below:

  1. I'R GAD: Welsh Medieval Battlefields Campaign.: The Battle of ...

    3 May 2007 ... The Battle of Llwchwr, new years day 1136: The Normans of Southern Gwyr had been informed of an on coming Welsh Attack, and realised they - Cached - Similar
  2. Battle of Llwchwr - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The Battle of Llwchwr (or Battle of Gower) was a battle fought between Welsh and Norman forces between Loughor and Swansea on New Year's Day 1136. - Cached - Similar
  3. Battle of Crug Mawr - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Battle of Llwchwr - Battle of Maes Gwenllian - Ambush of Richard de Clare - Cached - Similar

    I think it will make Pillars of the Earth more interesting if you
     become more informed on Welsh History of the period, 
    so below links will assist to this end. Keep in mind that it is in
     this period that an 'English' Identity begins to take shape and 
    ironically it will be Geoffry of Monmouth will help towards that 
    end with his work: Historia Regnum Britannie. How, quite simply
     because the French have Charlmange, so the English adopt in 
    time none other than our very own King Arthur. Now they practically
    own him, no sweat how's about LONG LIVE CUNEDDA instead?

    1. Historia Regum Britanniae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      The Legendary History of Britain: Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae and its early vernacular versions. University of California Press. ... - Cached - Similar
    2. Geoffrey of Monmouth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      "Geoffrey of MonmouthHistoria Regnum Britanniae and Brut y Brenhinedd" in The Arthur of the Welsh: The Arthurian Legend in Medieval Welsh Literature, - Cached - Similar
12th century in Wales - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

12th century in Wales. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ... Death of Madog ap Maredudd, prince of Powys, at Whittington. 1163-4 - Cached - Similar

Henry I of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Henry I (c. 1068/1069 – 1 December 1135) was the fourth son of William I of England. He succeeded his elder brother William II as King of England in 1100 ... - Cached - Similar

Henry II of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Henry II (5 March 1133 – 6 July 1189), ruled as King of England (1154–1189), Count of Anjou, Count of Maine, Duke of Normandy, Duke of Aquitaine, ... - Cached - Similar

The Anarchy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Anarchy or The Nineteen-Year Winter refers to a period of English history during the reign (1135–1154) of King Stephen, which was characterised by civil ... - Cached - Similar

  1. History of Gwynedd during the High Middle Ages - Wikipedia, the ...

    The history of Gwynedd in the High Middle Ages is a period in the History of Wales spanning the 11th through the 13th centuries. Gwynedd, located in the - Cached - Similar
  2. Culture of Gwynedd during the High Middle Ages - Wikipedia, the ...

    See also History of Gwynedd during the High Middle Ages. Culture and Society - Cached - Similar

    1. The Early Welsh Kingdoms, Deheubarth

      Occasionally rulers of Deheubarth gained control over Gwynedd and vice versa. ... the former kingdom of Deheubarth briefly re-emerged in the 12th century - Cached - Similar
    2. The Lord Rhys

      n south Wales a major development in the 12th century was the - Cached - Similar
    After Llywelyn's death the Welsh of Central Wales seem generally to have ... fortress and slipped away to the south to join Earl Robert of Gloucester and Miles ... Wales are revealing about what happened in Wales during the Anarchy of - Cached - Similar

    Battle of Crug Mawr - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The Battle of Crug Mawr took place in September or October 1136, as part of a struggle for control of Ceredigion which had been captured by the Normans. - Cached - Similar

    Battle of Lincoln

    A guide to the background of the Battle of Lincoln and Welsh participation. ... of many houses in South and Mid Wales who played great roles in British history. ... Wales are revealing about what happened in Wales during the Anarchy of - Cached - Similar

    1. Cambro Norman Invasion of Ireland

      The Cambro-Norman Invasion of Ireland summarizes the events, circumstances and people who arrived from Wales and - Cached - Similar
    2. Britain's earliest known woman writer is identified as a 12th century Welsh princess who died fighting the Normans. Princess Gwenllian, daughter of the King › News - Cached - Similar

      Gerald of Wales - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      Gerald of Wales (c. 1146 – c. 1223), also known as Gerallt Gymro in Welsh or Giraldus Cambrensis in Latin, archdeacon of Brecon, was a medieval clergyman ... - Cached - Similar
19 Sep 2010 ... Murder and Mayhem in the Early Middle Ages ... In 974 Hywel raised an army and drove his uncle from Gwynedd temporarily. - Cached - History of Wales - Welsh Royalty

... princes, and princesses of Wales; royalty and monarchy in Welsh history. ... of the royalty of Wales, from Welsh rulers of the early Middle Ages to the › ... › European Royalty › Britain - Cached - Similar

Europe in the High Middle Ages

The Muslim Age of Steam: Europe in the High Middle Ages. ... (Gwynedd, Wales: 1137-1170) Madog ap Maredudd (Powys, Wales: 1132-1160). Literature - Cached

Happy viewing and happy reading.



I would and, I guess most Welsh People and Medieval Entusiasts World Wide would find an epic on the 'Age of Welsh Princes' more interesting, than a costly epic on contemporary history has seen by Y Crachach Newydd as is Pen Talr. Again is this a case of 'ShamelessS4C' shooting itself in the foot and producing a TV series, I doubt most native Cymraeg speakers would be interested in. Should they not be making stuff that's going to make money in a World Wide Market, stuff that will really put bums on seats not as again this fourth coming Patagonian Love Story with Mathew Rhys and 'Hollywood Denier' Duffy? Am I the only Welsh Nationalist not happy with 'ShamelessS4C' and that non Welsh Interest BBC Wales bunch and their 'Anglo - Welsh/Cymru' Media Village in 'Bae Caerdydd' producing Dr Who, Casualty also Upstairs and Down Stairs etc. Yes! non Welsh themed productions, this whole Native Media 'Crachach Crowd' needs a sort out if you ask me. When will some Politician, A nationalist perhaps demand a Welsh National TV Service producing proper programming for all our people, inc all our Welsh Children as well as those who speak 'Cymraeg'. Time to think 'National', not linguistically Sectarian me thinks. Whatever, do not expect much of a Welsh Nature in this C4 Production other than a Francis of Gwynedd but other than that for those with a medieval interest it's going to be a winner!

The Pillars of the Earth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    1. keithy73: Am a little bit giddy with excitement about Pillars Of The Earth tonight. Me loves a good medieval romp.
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      Perhaps Ironic but Ken Follet was born in Cardiff:

      Ken Follett - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      Ken Follett (born 5 June 1949) is a British author of thrillers and historical novels. He has sold more than 100 million copies of his works. ... - Cached - Similar


      Gethin Gruffydd.