Anllech, King of Ynys Manaw
(Born c.AD 590)
(Welsh: Anllach; Latin: Anlacus; English: Anleck)
Anllech was the son of King Tutgual
map Rhun and great grandson of King Neithon
who first established the British monarchy of Manaw. A mighty war raged on
the mainland, during his reign, between Kings Cadwallon
of Gwynedd and Edwin of Northumbria. Despite his people's apparent
insular safety, though, Anllech's kingdom was not to be left remote from
the troubles. In AD 626, Edwin invaded with a vast army and completely
overran the island. He used it as a stepping stone to conquer Anglesey and
thence on to the rest of Gwynedd. The occupation didn't last that long.
Within seven years, Edwin was dead and Anllech restored. Upon his death,
his son, Cynin, took the throne.
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