Ingenius of Britain

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Ingenius (Welsh: Owain map Morydd) is a legendary king of the Britons as accounted by Geoffrey of Monmouth. He was the fourth son of King Morvidus and brother of Gorbonianus, Archgallo, Elidurus, and Peredurus.

Following the return of Elidurus to the kingship of Britain, Ingenius joined with his brother Peredurus and attacked their older brother. They succeeded in capturing him and locked him in a guarded tower in Trinovantum. Instead of fighting over who ruled the island, they split the island giving Cornwall to Ingenius and Albany to Peredurus. He ruled his portion of the island for seven years then died, giving the whole of the island to his brother, Peredurus. His son Idvallo would later become king of Britain.

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Legendary titles
Preceded by
Elidurus
King of South Britain Succeeded by
Peredurus