Battle of Cefn Digoll

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Battle of Cefn Digoll
Date c.630
Location Long Mountain near Welshpool, Wales
Coordinates: 52°39′N 3°04′W / 52.650°N 3.067°W / 52.650; -3.067
Result Gwynedd-Mercian victory; Northumbrian domination of Gwynedd ended
Belligerents
Gwynedd,
Mercia
Northumbria
Commanders and leaders
Cadwallon ap Cadfan,
Penda of Mercia
Edwin of Northumbria
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

The Battle of Cefn Digoll, also known as the Battle of the Long Mynd, was a battle fought in 630 at Long Mountain near Welshpool in modern-day Wales. The battle was fought between the Northumbrian army of King Edwin of Northumbria an anti-Northumbrian alliance between King Cadwallon of Gwynedd and Penda of Mercia.[1] The battle ended Northumbrian domination of Gwynedd, and preceded a Welsh campaign into Northumbria, which led to Edwin's death at the Battle of Hatfield Chase.

References[edit]

  1. ^ D. P. Kirby, The Earliest English Kings (1991, 2000), pages 71–72.