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Prince Rhun of North Rheged
(born c.524)

(Welsh-Rhun, Latin-Rugenus, English-Run)

Rhun was the youngest son of King Urien Rheged. He married and had a family, but in later years, appears to have been a priest in the Celtic Church, possibly under the influence of St. Ninnian at Whithorn. He probably spent much of the late 6th century at the Court of King Iago of Gwynedd, where he is recorded as having baptised the young exiled King Edwin of Deira, some years prior to his later re-conversion by St. Paulinus. (Although one theory asserts that Paulinus was Rhun's baptismal name and that the two were therefore one and the same person).


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