A Changing Landscape – 562
Enemies within and without
There were major revolts by Anglian settlers in 547 and 560. The first saw the collapse of Bryneich (renamed Bernicia) and the death of its king, Cuncar. His son, Morcant Bulc, retreated to the hills to wage a long-term guerilla war. The second revolt saw Ælle seize the district of Deifr from Eborac (it was renamed Deira). Ceido had died in Salway, and his son, Gwenddeleu, now ruled. Prince Gwallog of Elmet annexed The Peak in 550, and became king of both when his father died in 564. Maelgwn died in 549, and his illegitimate son, Rhun, now ruled Gwynedd, opposed by the House of Rhos who favoured his sister’s claim. Rheged was now ruled by the great King Urien, and Riderch map Tudwal had come to the throne of Strathclyde in 554.