Isle of Man
A prince among the first colony of the Britons who crossed over from the
Continent and became the first monarch of the Isle of Britain.
Prydain-The one who first consolidated the several states of Britain into
a general union, which elected a supreme head. Before this, there was no
justice nor law, but that of the stronger. The Isle of Britain was called
Ynys Prydain in honor of him. Before being Clas Merddyn, or the Sea Girt
Isle, and then Y Vel Ynys, or Honey Isle.
Dyonwal (Moelmud) - The old records conflict, and these last two may be
the same man instead of Father and Son. A great benefactor to his people.
Hywel Dda made great use of his laws and King Alfred is said to have had
them translated into Anglo Saxon.
Beli-Oldest son of above-had a violent contest with his brother Bran,
resulting in a divided Kingdom. Beli had South Britain, and Bran all North
of the Humber. This lasted five years when Beli obtained entire control.
Bran next brought troops from Gaul, but on the eve of battle their mother
reconciled them. Next year the two brothers invaded Gaul, defeated all
enemies en route to Rome and were bought off by the Romans, with money
tribute and 24 hostages. The Romans, helping the Germans against them,
they returned to Rome, took the city and Bran remained there as Emperor.
Beli returned to Britain, built the gate in London called Belinsgate,
created a high tower over it on which, in a gold vessel, his ashes were
put when he died.
Gwrgant (Varvdrwch) -Succeeded his Father on the throne of Britain. A
peaceful character but vigorous in war when it arose. Warred against
Norway and Denmark and gave lands to the Irish in Ireland, which. their
descendants still retain. He died after a reign of fourteen years.
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