Caradog ap Bran, King of Siluria

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Caradog ap Bran, King of Siluria

French: Caradoc ap Baran, roi de Silurie
Also Known As: "King of Siluria", "Caradog", "Caradoc ap Bran"
Birthplace: Trevan, Llanilid, Glamorganshire, Wales (United Kingdom)
Death: circa 100 (86-104)
Siluria, Wales (United Kingdom)
Immediate Family:

Son of Bran, King of Siluria and N.N.
Husband of Eurgain of Britain
Father of Coellyn ap Caradog
Brother of Penarddun ferch Bran

Occupation: roi de Galles
Managed by: Erin Ishimoticha
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About Caradog ap Bran, King of Siluria

See Darrell Wolcott, "Beli Mawr and Llyr Llediath in Welsh Pedigrees," -- for help in untangling these lines. (May 18, 2016, Anne Brannen, curator)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Rethinking the Gwent Pedigrees; (Steven Ferry, April 10, 2017.)


    Caradoc, "Caractacus", King of Siluria was born at Trevan, Llanilid, now County Glamorganshire, England, was King of Siluria, (County Monmouthshire, England) where he died. His valiant services to his country have been told in connection with the attempted invasions of the island. The Bards record his wise saying: "Oppression persisted in brings on death." And Caradoc married Eurgain of Camulod, a move that would, in time, unite the two thrones to a united "Brittain". s:div gen anglaises Sources 	 [S395] royal_lineage.ged, June 2006. [S399] jean-pierre_masson.

Please see Darrell Wolcott:"Bartrum's Pedigrees of the welsh Tribal Patriarchs" -#17- Caradog Freichfras, (Steven Ferry, March 14, 2017.)

In some of the early Welsh Arthurian texts, and in some of the medieval Welsh genealogies, he is said to be the ancestor of King Arthur. See Cynan, Ancestor of Uther, Early Welsh Texts -====-=-===-=-=-===- Caratacus (Brythonic *Caratācos, Middle Welsh Caratawc; Welsh Caradog; Breton Karadeg; Greek Καράτακος; variants Latin Caractacus, Greek Καρτάκης) was a first-century British chieftain of the Catuvellauni tribe, who led the British resistance to the Roman conquest.

Before the Roman invasion Caratacus is associated with the expansion of his tribe's territory. His apparent success led to Roman invasion, nominally in support of his defeated enemies. He resisted the Romans for almost a decade, mixing guerrilla warfare with set-piece battles, but was unsuccessful in the latter. After his final defeat he fled to the territory of Queen Cartimandua, who captured him and handed him over to the Romans. He was sentenced to death as a military prisoner, but made a speech before his execution that persuaded the Emperor Claudius to spare him.

The legendary Welsh character Caradog ap Bran and the legendary British king Arvirargus may be based upon Caratacus. Caratacus's speech to Claudius has been a common subject in art.

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Trevan, Llanilid, Glamorganshire, Wales (United Kingdom)
Age 94
Siluria, Wales (United Kingdom)