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King Cadwaladr

Categories: Royalty

Countries: Wales

King of the Britons. Born Wales, father of Cadwaladr ap Cadwallon (king of Gwynedd in Wales c.655-682). Legend says that he built the first St Martin within Ludgate church, that his image was placed on the Lud Gate to frighten away the Saxons and that he was buried at St Martins Ludgate in 677. It seems that none of the stories bear historical scrutiny. King Cadwaladr (real) and King Lud (mythical) both supposedly had their image on the Ludgate and both are supposedly buried at St Martins. Seems likely their stories have got confused at some point.

Not to be confused with King Caedwalla of Wessex, with similar dates. Geoffrey of Monmouth confused them about 1,000 years ago and we've all been trying to get them straight ever since.

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King Cadwaladr

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King Cadwaladr

St Martin within Ludgate King Cadwal built the first church here, just inside...

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