Hywel ap Rhys (Glywysing)

This is a Welsh name. It means Hywel son of Rhys. For other Welshmen of the same name, see Hywel or Hywel ap Rhys (disambiguation).

Hywel ap Rhys was a 9th-century king of part or all of Glywysing (ruled c.840886) in southern Wales.

His sons Arthfael and Owain were probably responsible for the reünification of the realm of Morgannwg.[1] A third son may have fallen assisting Rhodri the Great resist a Mercian invasion of Anglesey around 843.[2]


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  1. Charles-Edwards, T. Wales and the Britons, 3501064, p. 495. Oxford Univ. Press, 2012. Accessed 20 Feb 2013.
  2. Archæologia Cambrensis, Vol. X, 3rd Series. "Chronicle of the Princes", p. 13. J. Russell Smith (London), 1864.
  3. Davies, Wendy. The Llandaff Charters, p.124. University of Wales Press, 1979.
  4. Ibid.
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