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1) King of Britian
2) Brought corn into Britian
3) He was the son of Marius and Julia/Victoria. He died in AD 170. ( Wurts, 1945) He married STRADA THE FAIR. She was the daughter of Cadvan and Glad ys the Younger. She was born in 248 and died in 328. (Wurts, 1945)
Children: – Helen of the Cross (Wurts, 1945) – Atheldus
He was educated in Rome and built Coel-Castra. (Wurts, 1945)
4) Meurig (Mathew) Hen was related to Coel Hen (Old King Cole) and i s thought to have written of him, from which the poem was later written . As smoking was not then invented it must be assumed that the pipe and b owl were musical instruments equivalent to the modern flute or drum.
The children’s nursery song is now believed to have derived from th e historical story of Coel Hen (Old King Cole) and because of this, or p erhaps for younger readers the poem is reproduced below. Hen is the Wel sh word for old.
Old King Cole was a merry old soul, And a merry old soul was he. He called for his pipe, and he called for his bowl, And he called for his fiddlers three. Now every fiddler had a fine fiddle, And a very fine fiddle had he. Tweedle dum, tweedle dee, went the fiddlers three, Tweedledum-dee, dum-de-dee, dum-de-dee.
Old King Cole was a merry old soul, And a merry old soul was he. He called for his pipe, and he called for his bowl, And he called for his harpers three. Every harper had a fine harp, And a very fine harp had he. Twang-a-twang, twang-a-twang, went the harpers three, Twang-a-twang, twang, twang-a-twang-a-twee.
Old King Cole was a merry old soul, And a merry old soul was he. He called for his pipe, and he called for his bowl, And he called for his drummers three. Every drummer had a fine drum, And a very fine drum had he. Rub-a-dub, rub-a-dub, went the drummers three, Rub-a-dub, dub, rub-a-dub-a-dee.
The Cole family, referred to as the Cole race, ruled the biggest ar ea of Britain (which at that time consisted of a combined England, Scot land and Wales) which encompassed present day Southern Scotland, Lancas hire, Yorkshire, Northumberland and Cumbria. This compared with Wales w hich was split into five regions and extended east to Lichfield and the r est of Britain consisting of dozens of kingdoms.
The arrival and subsequent departure of the Romans did not much alt er the Cole dynasty and it was the Danes and Saxons who eventually wipe d them out, being completed by about 616.
Coel Hen himself (Old King Cole) reigned from about 350 to 420 and p rior to Arthur, 'fighting duke' of the Coles, who later became a king. C oel Hen is thought to have ruled South West Scotland, Cumbria and Yorks hire down to York.
At the time of which we are speaking the outline of Britain was ver y much different than it is today. The land mass was much bigger in the se dark ages, an example of which is that much of Cardigan Bay was land a nd a triangle of land existed between the North Wales coast to north of t he Ribble. This latter area was occupied by a race of people known as t he Setantii. Why no approximate maps exist showing the outline of this i sland prior to the huge rise in water levels during the dark ages is no t understood as it would make the understanding of history very much ea sier.
Not much is known of the Cole race earlier than Coel Hen and his br others. The brothers were Hen (the oldest) d about 420, Dyfynwal of Dum barton and Clyde d about 440, Amlauit Wledic (or Lluch) d about 440, ru ling East Cumbria, North Lancashire and most of Yorkshire, whose wife w as Gwen, daughter of Cunedda and Arthur's maternal Great grandfather. T he ruler of Setantii and lower Lancashire was Seithenin.
Two of Coel's sons were Ceneu and Gorbanian of whom nothing else is k nown. Another son was thought to be Meirchawn whose uncle Mor and cousi n Morydd were thought to be father and brother of Merlin. Meirchawn had t wo sons, March 500 - 530 and Llyr Merini, with two sisters Eliffer and G wenddoleu. Rhodric Mawr was an ancestor of Coel Hen, as was Mathew Hen, s on of Brochfael Ysgythrog King of Powys.
Seithenin's family was Gwyddno, a son, who died about 470, by which t ime the sea had submerged his and his fathers kingdom. Another son was A rwystal Cloff who married Tywanwedd, the sister of Arthur's mother Yger ne, and therefore became Arthur's uncle. Arwystal Cloff had a daughter M achell. Another son of Seithenin was Llyr Merini (the 1st of that name, s ee above) whose name meant Sea Marine. Senewr d. 470 was another son of S eithenin and the last was named Menestry. Seithenin also had a grandson C ei who became one of Arthurs closest companions.
Other notes about the Cole or Coel family are as follows. Padarn Pe isrudd was the grandfather of Cunedda of Gododin, who with Urien of Rhe ged and Gwallauc of Elmet were the warrior leaders of the Cole dynasty. O wein the son of Urien was a Cole family member so must have married int o the family. Talhearn, who lived at the time of Arthur, was a family m ember and his son Aneirin died about 600.
By the 6th century the Anglo Saxons were pressing the Cole empire s eriously, hampered severely by 'King' Arthur and by 547 the Saxon King I da had taken Northumbria. This was the beginning of the end for the Col es.
Although much material is held on the Cole race, nevertheless refer ence has been made extensively to 'Old King Cole and the Real King Arth ur' to collate and extend notes to write this article.
Father: King Meric or Merius b: Abt 0095 (est) Mother: Boadicea
Marriage 1 Daughter Of Cyllin - "Strada the Fair"
* Married: * Change Date: 9 Feb 2005
Children of "Strada the Fair" - (dau. of Cyllin of Siluria and Coilus - "Old King Cole" - Coel I of Britain are: