See also

Coel KING OF COLCHESTER (c. 205-aft248)

1. Coel KING OF COLCHESTER, son of Cadfain KING OF BRITAIN ( - ) and Gwladys PRINCESS OF BRITAIN ( - ), was born circa 0205. He died after 0248. He married Strada the Fair.

 

"Coel Hen ap Godebog of Rheged").

 

Strada the Fair and Coel KING OF COLCHESTER had the following children:

 

Cunedd KING OF BRITAIN ( - )

Elaine ( - )

Second Generation

2. Cadfain KING OF BRITAIN, son of Cynan of Ewyas, was a Prince of Wales. He married Gwladys PRINCESS OF BRITAIN.

 

"Cadfan of Cambria" "Cynan" "Conan Meriadoc".

 

3. Gwladys PRINCESS OF BRITAIN was the daughter of Lucius KING OF BRITAIN and Gwladys "The Elder".

 

Princess of Britain (Silures tribe) ("The Younger")("Darerca"?).

 

Cadfain KING OF BRITAIN and Gwladys PRINCESS OF BRITAIN had the following children:

 

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Coel KING OF COLCHESTER (c. 205-aft248)

Third Generation

4. Cynan of Ewyas has few details recorded about him.

 

Cynan of Ewyas had the following children:

 

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Cadfain KING OF BRITAIN ( - )

 

5. Lucius KING OF BRITAIN, son of Coel I KING OF BRITIAN and Daughter PRINCESS OF BRITAIN (CATUVELLAUNI), was born in 0110. He died in 0180. He married Gwladys "The Elder".

 

Silures tribe. (Lleiffer Mawr Lucius).

Saint Lucius was a legendary figure and mythical king of the Britons during the time of the Roman occupation of Britain as accounted by Geoffrey of Monmouth. He was the son of King Coilus and ruled in the manner of his father.

Most British legends tell of King Lucius becoming the first Christian in Britain. Around 180, he requested from Pope Eleuterus to send missionaries to Britain to Christianize the people. Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People claims great success throughout south-western Britain. Eleuterus sent out Fuganus and Duvianus as missionaries and they converted St. Lucius after which they began to establish a Christian order throughout Britain.

Throughout his reign, the missionaries converted old temples to churches and catherdrals. Also diocleses were established among the people. York became the center for Albany and Deira, London became the center for Loegria and Cornwall, and the City of Legions was the center for Kambria. The missionaries returned to Rome, then subsequently returned to Britain with more aides in order to establish a full order on the isle. Lucius assisted by giving lands to the church and helping convert the people.

It is likely that St. Lucius became a missionary himself and may have travelled to Switzerland to preach to the Grissons. St. Lucius is said to have died in Gloucester in 156, although sources differ on that date. He left no heir, and thus a struggle began between the people of Britain and the power of Rome.

St. Lucius's feast day is on December 3rd and he was canonized through the pre-congregational method.

The Interregnum of Severus was a legendary time in British history following the death of St. Lucius as accounted by Geoffrey of Monmouth. When Lucius died, the Britons began to rebel against the power of Rome. In response, the Senate requested Emperor Severus to quell the rebellion on the island. He landed with two legions of soldiers and began to fight the Britons. He continued to fight them up to the border between Deira and Albany, modern day Scotland. The northern Britons united under the leadership of Sulgenius who attacked both Romans and Briton allies of Rome. Unable to defeat Sulgenius, Severus built an enormous rampart on the border which today is known as Antonine Wall.

Sulgenius fled Britain and gathered together a large army of Picts from Scythia. He returned and attacked York in February, 211. Most of the tribes of Britain joined Sulgenius and Severus was forced to retaliate. He attacked York with all the Romans and the remaining loyal British tribes. It was there that he died and Sulgenius was mortally wounded. Severus was buried in York after his legions regained control of it. The Roman legions elected Severus's son Geta to the kingship of Britain.

 

6. Gwladys "The Elder" has few details recorded about her. She and Lucius KING OF BRITAIN had the following children:

 

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Gwladys PRINCESS OF BRITAIN ( - )