Merfyn was the first of the lineage known to historians as the second dynasty of Gwynedd.
The pressure upon Powys continued; after 855, Rhodri was its defender, and he and his son, Gwriad, were killed in a battle against the English in 878."----------- From Wikipedia - Rhodri the Great : Rhodri the Great (in .
Rhodri married Angharad ferch Gwgon ap Meurig, at age 83. 83:"According to Asser, the rulers of Dyfed and Brycheiniog feared the pwer of the sons of Rhodri, while the rulers of Gwent and Glywysing were threated by Aethelred, earl of Mercia.
When Alfred came to the throne in 871, the whole of England, apart from the southern rim of Wessex, was in the hands of the Danes but, as a result of his successes against them, Alfred came to enjoy great power and renown.
The twosome eventually reconciled and wed on December 31, 2012.
Still, the businessman seemed very happy with his life altogether.
It was his victory over the Northmen in 856 which brought him international acclaim..."...