|Coel "Hen Godhebog" AP TEGLAN Chieftan in Cumbria
Coel "Hen Godhebog" AP TEGLAN Chieftan in Cumbria 1 3
Compiler's 46 x great-grandfather
The Romans began to withdraw from Britain around 401 and the old administrative areas were left to the various governors in office at the time. Britannia Secunda was ruled by Coel Hen, a native Briton who held the Roman office of Dux Bellorum (Military Governor). Without the support of the Roman legions, Coel Hen restructured the military using native levies, and reformed the governance of his province around the old tribal allegiances of the Britons. The greatest threat came from the vigorous raids by the Pictii and Scotti from the ‘barbarian’ north. Ominously, Vortigern, the governor of Britannia Prima, began to employ Saxon mercenaries to replace the lost Roman legions.
Coel Hen died in 426, and Britannia Secunda was split between his eldest sons... 2
Coel married Ystradwel FERCH CADFAN, daughter of Cadfan AP CYNAN and Unknown.
1 The History Files, Celtic Kingdoms of the British Isles, Northern Britain (Ebrauc).
2 Cælin's Chronicle, The Rise of Northumbria, The Anglian Ascendancy AD 410 to 638.
3 The History of Wales, Caradoc (of Llancarvan), Sir John Price, William Wynne (fellow of Jesus college, Oxford), printed by T. Evans, 1774, p. 332.