Haeloc, Prince of Domnonée
(Born c.AD 585)
Prince Haeloc was the son of Prince Judhael
of Domnonée and grandson of Judwal.
His place on the Domnonian throne was secured, in the early 7th century,
with the help a powerful lord named Redwal, said by some to have been his
uncle. Redwal made it his mission in life to make Haeloc Crown Prince by
murdering all his brothers. Several managed to flee, however. One young lad
made it to St. Malo’s monastery at Aleth, but the great saint was absent
and Redwal was easily able to snatch him away. On his return, St. Malo
pursued the evil lord, who then killed the boy before the saint’s very
Haeloc spent the rest of his reign
persecuting St. Malo, but he died not long after. Only
his brothers, Judicael
managed to survive him.