Battle of Pencon
Commanders and leaders
Battle of Pencon or Pencoed was a battle won by the Britons, possibly against the Mercians or against themselves, around the year 720.
Accounts [ edit ]
places the battle in AD 720. The Chronicle of the Princes are undated but Phillimore placed the following entry in the year 722: Annals of Wales [1 ]
battle of Hehil among the Cornish, the battle of Garth Maelog, the battle of Pencon among the South Britons, and the Britons were the victors in those three battles. [2 ] [3 ]
Annals of Wales does not specifically identify the Anglo-Saxons as the enemy, it is considered that the failure to specify an enemy was simply because it would have been obvious.
Chronicle of Princes seems to refute this logic, specifically excluding Pencoed from Rhodri Molwynog's conflict with the Saxons that year:
The same year
Rhodri Molwynauc was made king over the Britons, and a great war arose between him and the Saxons, during which the Britons won two battles honorably. The same year, the battle of Garthmaelawg took place, and another in Gwynedd, and the battle of Pencoed in Glamorganshire; in all which three the Britons conquered. [4 ]
Location [ edit ]
Castell Pen-y-Coed, an earthwork in
Carmarthenshire, Wales has been suggested as the possible site of the battle of Pencon. [5 ]
References [ edit ]
Coordinates: 51°54′N 2°48′W / 51.9°N 2.8°W