Matilda de Braose (Deheubarth)

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Matilda de Braose was the wife of Rhys Mechyll, son of Rhys Gryg and grandson of the Lord Rhys, Prince of Deheubarth.[1]

Rhys Mechyll died in 1244[1] and some time after this Matilda placed the castle of Carreg Cennen in the hands of the Normans.[2]

A Welsh chronicle, the Brut y Tywysogyon, records under the year 1248: "Rhys Fychan ap Rhys Mechyll regained the castle of Carreg Cennen, which his mother had treacherously placed in the power of the French, out of enmity for her son."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Walker, David (1990). Medieval Wales. Cambridge: CUP. p. 98. ISBN 0-521-31153-5. Retrieved 16 Jan 2011.
  2. ^ a b Jones, Thomas (trans.) (1973). Brut y Tywysogyon. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. p. 243. ISBN 0-7083-0104-5. Retrieved 16 Jan 2011.