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Elidyr Llydanwyn, King of South Rheged
(born c.462)

(Welsh-Elidyr, Latin-Elidurus, English-Elider)

The first King of Rheged's southern region inherited from his father, Meichion Gul, in the mid-530s. It covered modern Lancashire and Cheshire, and was probably centred on Ribchester or Lancaster. Rheged-dale or modern Rochdale still retains the name of his Kingdom. Little is known about him, unlike his contemporary and namesake with whom he is often confused, the Strathclyde Prince, Elidyr Mwynfawr (the Wealthy). The King of South Rheged was Stout and Handsome - an interesting combination.


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