Kamber -- Beli Mawr

Kamber (Cymryw), Duke of Cambria and Cornwall, whence Cambria.  Eventually, when these three had reigned in peace and harmony for a long time, Humber, the King of the Huns, landed in Albany.  He met Albanactus in battle, killed him and forced the people of his country to flee to Locrinus.  As soon as Locrinus heard the news, he persuaded his brother Kamber to join him in an alliance.  Locrinus called up all the young men of his country and went out to meet the King of the Huns somewhere near the river which is now called the Humber.  When the two forces made contact, Locrinus forced Humber to flee.  Humber retreated as far as the river and was then drowned beneath its waters, giving his name to the stream.  Once he had gained victory, Locrinus distributed the spoils of the enemy among his allies, keeping back nothing for himself except the gold and silver which he found on board their ships.
    * Gorbonian, next
    * Ithon
Gorbonian, Duke of Cambria and Cornwall
Dyfnwal Hen, Duke of Cambria and Cornwall
Cyngen (Bleiddud), Duke of Cambria and Cornwall
Asser, Duke of Cambria and Cornwall
Bleiddud (Cyngen), Duke of Cambria and Cornwall
Henwyn, Duke of Cambria and Cornwall, m. Regan ferch Llyr
Cunedda, King of Britain
Rhiwallon, King of Britain
Gwrwst, King of Britain
Seisyll(Serwyl), King of Britain
Antonius, Duke of Cornwall
Aedd Mawr, Duke of Cornwall
Prydain, Duke of Cornwall, whence Britain
Dyfnarth (Cynfarch), Duke of Cornwall
(Capior) (King of the Druids), born Brition abt. 160 b.c., died 92 b.c., 62nd King of Britain.
Manogan (King of the Druids), born Brition abt. 135 b.c., died abt. 72 b.c..
Beli (Heli) Mawr(the GREAT) the 64th King of Britain, born Briton abt. 110 b.c. died 62 b.c. married Don ferch Mathonwy. (c) A semi-legendary British king who was probably an historical ruler, though any facts have become so covered by the dust of myth that it is impossible to be certain about his true basis.  Bel was the name of one of the principal Celtic deities, the god of the sun and of light, and it is not surprising that the name would be adopted by later warrior kings, though how much the episodes about Bel in myth are derived from those of a real king of that name (or vice versa) cannot be determined.  To have acquired the cognomen Mawr must mean that Beli was a great king and it is likely that he was one of the first to impose his authority over many of the tribes of Britain, most likely over southern Britain and Wales.  The Welsh legends make him the father of LUD and Llefelys and possible of CASWALLON.  Since Caswallon was High King at the time of Caesar's invasion, this would place Beli's existence at the start of the first centruy BC.  It is possible to trace most of the British and Welsh rulers back to Beli.   Additional BeliMawr Notes
    * Lludd Law Encint, next
    * Llefelys
    * Caswallon, died about 48 BC.  (c) The earliest known historical British king, Caswallon (known to the Romans as Cassivelaunos) was ruler of the Catuvellauni tribe who dominated the lands to the north of the Thames, and most of what is now Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and into Wiltshire.  His stronghold was at what is now Wheathamstead.  He was evidently a powerful warrior king able to establish himself as the high-king of the British tribes as, before Caesar's invasion of Britain in 55 BC, Caswallon had already attacked the tribe of the Trinovantes in Essex and killed thier king Imanuentius.  It is recorded that Caswallon had an army of over 4,000 charioteers let alone infantry.  Even these, though, were no match for the Romans.  The fact that Caesar was unable to conquer Britain outright says something for the power and determination of the British tribes and of Caswallon as leader.  At some stage around 50 or 45 BC he was succeeded by his son Andoco with whom he perhaps showed part of his territory, and subsequently by Tasciovanus, who may have been his son or nephew.

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