NameIago King of Gwynedd
Birthabt 560
Death613, killed in battle, Chester, England
FatherBeli King of Gwynedd (540-599)
Misc. Notes
Latin, Iacobus/English, James

In 588, this ageing monarch offered sanctuary to the exiled King Edwin of Deira. Edwin was but a toddler of four years, who had managed to escape with some of his fellow countrymen when the power-hungry, King Æthelfrith of Bernicia, invaded his homeland and murdered his father. It was an act of compassion, not without risk, for, as the young Deiran grew older he became a threat to Æthelfrith's position as King of a united Northumbria. The Bernician eventually marched on Gwynedd in 613. Iago rallied the combined British armies of the South behind him, and the two clashed at Caer-Legion (Chester). The outcome was unresolved and both sides claiming victory, but one thing is certain: King Iago was killed in the slaughter.


Events in the life of Iago ap Beli

birth 1 .
ABT 0560.
† death 1 .
0613, in Chester, Cheshire, England.
·Killed by King Æthelfirth of Bernicia at the Battle of Caer-Legion.
event
0588.
·offered sanctuary to the young King Edwin of Deira
event 1 .
0613, in Chester, Cheshire, England.
·attacked by King Æthelfrith of Bernicia for harboring the young King Edwin of Deira (whose father Æthelfrith had murdered) || Iago rallied the combined British armies of the South behind him, an army that included his 4th cousin Selyf of Powys, and the two clashed at Caer-Legion (Chester). The outcome was unresolved and both sides claiming victory, but one thing is certain: King Iago was killed in the slaughter.
† death 1 , 2 .
ABT 0616.
Spouses
ChildrenCadfan (~580-630)
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