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Lucius KING OF BRITAIN (110-180)

1. 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.

 

Gwladys "The Elder" and Lucius KING OF BRITAIN had the following children:

 

Gwladys PRINCESS OF BRITAIN ( - )

Second Generation

2. Coel I KING OF BRITIAN, son of Marius of Siluria "Meurig" KING OF BRITAIN, married Daughter PRINCESS OF BRITAIN (CATUVELLAUNI).

 

(Coilus).

 

Coilus was a legendary 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 Marius and ruled following his father's death.

Of all native kings of Britain, Coilus was the most Romanized. He was brought up in Rome and favored the company of Romans in Britain. Throughout his entire reign, he paid Rome its tribute without question. In Britain, he allowed the nobles peace and granted them large gifts. He was succeeded by his only son, St. Lucius.

 

3. Daughter PRINCESS OF BRITAIN (CATUVELLAUNI) was the daughter of Cyllin PRINCE OF BRITAIN (CATUVELLAUNI).

 

Princess of Britain (Catuvellauni).

 

Coel I KING OF BRITIAN and Daughter PRINCESS OF BRITAIN (CATUVELLAUNI) had the following children:

 

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Lucius KING OF BRITAIN (110-180)

Athildis QUEEN OF THE FRANKS (c. 90- ). Athildis was born circa 0090.

Third Generation

4. Marius of Siluria "Meurig" KING OF BRITAIN, son of Gweirydd of Siluria KING OF BRITAIN and Genvissa of Britain QUEEN OF BRITAIN, was born. He died circa 0125.

 

Marius (Welsh: Meurig) was a legendary 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 Arvirargus and ruled following his father's death.

Known as one of the wiser kings of Britain, he ruled in the time when the Picts first came to Britain. It appears that a fleet of ships under the leadership of Sodric came from Scythia and landed in Albany. Once there, they began to destroy the lands and Marius was forced to react. Following numerous battles, Marius killed Sodric and set up a stone there to remember that triumph. In addition, that land became known as Westmorland after him. In respect for the people he defeated, he gave them a small portion of Albany called Caithness to live in. Marius refused, however, to give them Briton wives to marry so the Picts fled to Ireland and took wives there.

In regard to Rome, Marius established close ties and good diplomacy through tribute and respect of the Roman citizens in Britain. He followed the laws of his ancestors and ruled the island justly. When he died, he was succeeded by his son, Coilus.

 

Marius of Siluria "Meurig" KING OF BRITAIN had the following children:

 

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Coel I KING OF BRITIAN ( - )

 

5. Cyllin PRINCE OF BRITAIN (CATUVELLAUNI) was the son of Caractacus KING OF BRITIAN (CANTII TRIBE).

 

Cyllin PRINCE OF BRITAIN (CATUVELLAUNI) had the following children:

 

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Daughter PRINCESS OF BRITAIN (CATUVELLAUNI) ( - )