Ffernfael ap Meurig

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Not to be confused with the 8th-century king of Gwent, Ffernfael ab Idwal. For other Welsh rulers of the same name, see Ffernfael..

Ffernfael ap Meurig (Old Welsh: Fernmail map Meuric; Modern Welsh: Ffernfael ap Meurig; fl. c. 880[1]) was a 9th-century king of Gwent in southeast Wales. He ruled jointly with his brother Brochfael.[2]

His name seems to mean "strong ankles",[3] while his brother's meant "strong arm". Their father Meurig ap Arthfael had also been king of Gwent.[4]

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  1. ^ The History Files: Celtic Kingdoms of the British Isles. "Gwent". Accessed 12 Feb 2013.
  2. ^ Charles-Edwards, T. Wales and the Britons, 350-1064, Vol. 1. Oxford Univ. Press, 2012. Accessed 12 Feb 2013.
  3. ^ Todd, James H. & al. (trans.) Leabhar breathnach annso sis: the Irish version of the Historia Britonum of Nennius. Irish Archaeological Society (Dublin), 1848. Accessed 12 Feb 2013.
  4. ^ Ford, David N. Early British Kingdoms. "South Welsh Royal Pedigree". Accessed 12 Feb 2013.