Cadwallon [Cædwalla] ap Cadfan
- T. M. Charles-Edwards
Cadwallon [Cædwalla] ap Cadfan (d. 634), king of Gwynedd, was the subject of two very different portraits. In Bede's Historia ecclesiastica he was 'the raging tyrant' and 'the unspeakable leader of the Britons' (Bede, Hist. eccl., 3.1); in an early Welsh poem in his praise he was the champion of the Britons against their oppressor, ...