Kingdom of Powys

The Kingdom of Powys was a Welsh successor state, petty kingdom and principality, that emerged during the Dark Ages following the Roman withdrawal from Britain. Based on the Romano-British tribal lands of the Ordovices in the west and the Cornovii in the east, its boundaries originally extended from the Cambrian Mountains in the west to include the modern West Midlands region of England in the east. The fertile river valleys of the Severn and Tern are found here, and this region is referred to in later Welsh literature as "the Paradise of Powys". The name is thought to derive from the Latin "pagus" meaning the country-side, also a cognate of 'pagan'. During the Roman Empire this region was organised into a Roman province, with the capital at Viroconium Cornoviorum (modern Wroxeter), the fourth largest Roman city in Britain.

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... Kings of Powys Gwrtheyrn (High-King Vortigern) Cadeyern Fendigaid c.430–447 Reputed eldest son of Gwrtheyrn, blessed by Saint Germanus Cadell Ddyrnllwg c. 550 Cynan Garwyn (?–610) Selyf ap Cynan (610–613) Manwgan ap Selyf (613) Eiludd Powys (613–?) Beli ap Eiludd vers 655 Gwylog ap Beli (695 –725) Elisedd ap Gwylog (725–755?) Brochfael ap Elisedd (755?–773 ... The southern part was later called Powys Wenwynwyn after Gwenwynwyn ab Owain "Cyfeiliog" ap Madog, while the northern part was called Powys Fadog after Madog ...

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