Name: Anarawd AP GRUFFYDD
Given Name: Anarawd
Surname: Ap Gruffydd
He was a Resistance Leader.
Note: He was killed by his father in-law!
Occupation: BET 1136 AND 1143 King of Deheubarth 1
Anarawd ap Gruffydd (died 1143) was a prince of Deheubarth in south-west W ales.
Anarawd was the eldest son of Gruffydd ap Rhys. On the untimely death of h is father in 1137 Anarawd took over the rule of Deheubarth. In 1138 he a nd his brother Cadell ap Gruffydd joined with the prince of Gwynedd, Owa in Gwynedd and the latter's brother Cadwaladr ap Gruffydd in an assau lt on Cardigan Castle which was in Norman hands. The assault was aid ed by a fleet of Viking ships, but an agreement was reached and the sie ge lifted.
In 1140 Anarawd again supported Owain Gwynedd, this time in the dispute wi th the Archbishop of Canterbury about the appointment of a Bishop of Bango r. However in 1143 Anarawd was treacherously killed by the men of Owain 's brother Cadwaladr. Cadwaladr himself was strongly suspected of having o rdered the killing. This greatly angered Owain, for Anarawd had been a k ey ally and was about to marry Owain's daughter. Owain sent his son Hyw el ab Owain Gwynedd to strip Cadwaladr of his lands in Ceredigion in punis hment.
Anarawd was followed on the throne of Deheubarth by his brother Cadell. His son, Einion ab Anarawd, was killed by his own servant in 1163, apparently on the orders of Earl Roger of Hereford.
Father: Gruffydd AP RHYS b: 1090 in Dynevor Castle, Llandilo, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Mother: Gwenllian VERCH GRUFFYDD b: 1098 in Caernarvonshire, Wales
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