In 1138 , with his brother Cadell , he joined Owain and Cadwaladr , now dominating Ceredigion , in an attack upon Cardigan castle which was still held by the Normans ; a formidable array of Viking ships appeared in furtherance of the enterprise at the mouth of the Teify , but hostilities were suspended by a truce and nothing came of the endeavour.
Anarawd again appears in association with the Northerners in 1140 , when Owain and Cadwaladr appealed to bishop Bernard to support them in their opposition to the appointment of Meurig as bishop of Bangor ; and proposed a conference at Aberdovey to which the Southern leader should be invited. This harmony was rudely broken in 1143 , when Anarawd was treacherously murdered by the war band of Cadwaladr , notwithstanding a marriage alliance between the two families. Owain showed his sense of the tragedy by driving his brother from northern Ceredigion and forcing him to take refuge in Ireland .
Sir John Edward Lloyd, D.Litt., F.B.A., F.S.A. (1861-1947), Bangor
Published date: 1959