|Iago AP BELI King of Gwynedd (599-613)
Iago AP BELI King of Gwynedd (599-613)
- Born: Abt 560
- Died: 616, the Battle of Caer-Legion
He offered sanctuary to the young King Edwin of Deira in 588. He was attacked by King Æthelfrith of Bernicia for harboring the young King Edwin of Deira (whose father Æthelfrith had murdered) in 613 in Chester, Cheshire, England. Iago rallied the combined British armies of the South behind him, an army that included his 4th cousin Selyf of Powys, and the two clashed at Caer-Legion (Chester).
In 604, after being driven from his throne by Æthelfrith, Edwin, king of Deira, may have sought refuge at the Iago's court. Perhaps as a result, Æthelfrith turned his wrath against Gwynedd, slaughtering the monks at a monastery at Bangor, and finally facing the forces of Gwynedd and Powys at the Battle of Chester in 613.