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Cartismandua of the (Britain) Brignates

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Cartismandua of the (Cartismamdua) Brignates formerly Britain
Born [date unknown] in Bretagne, Francemap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
Died [date unknown] in Englandmap
Britain-6 created 28 Feb 2011 | Last modified
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Removed Cartismandua as spouse of Cymbeline. (The Histories, 3.45, Tactitus.)

I can find no reliable source that lists Cartismandua as mother of any children. If anyone finds a source, please add it to the profiles. Will be removing her as parent of:

Eppilus ap Cunobelinas,
Gladys verch Cunobelinas,
Pomponia Graecenia verch Cunobelinas,
Togadomnus Pendragon ap Cunobelinas and
Owain Cyllin

These dissensions, and the continual rumours of civil war, raised the courage of the Britons. They were led by one Venutius, who, besides being naturally high spirited, and hating the name of Rome, was fired by his private animosity against Queen Cartismandua. Cartismandua ruled the Brigantes in virtue of her illustrious birth; and she strengthened her throne, when, by the treacherous capture of king Caractacus, she was regarded as having given its chief distinction to the triumph of Claudius Caesar. Then followed wealth and the self-indulgence of prosperity. Spurning her husband Venutius, she made Vellocatus, his armour-bearer, the partner of her bed and throne. By this enormity the power of her house was at once shaken to its base. On the side of the husband were the affections of the people, on that of the adulterer, the lust and savage temper of the Queen. Accordingly Venutius collected some auxiliaries, and, aided at the same time by a revolt of the Brigantes, brought Cartismandua into the utmost peril. She asked for some Roman troops, and our auxiliary infantry and cavalry, after fighting with various success, contrived to rescue the Queen from her peril. Venutius retained the kingdom, and we had the war on our hands.[1]


Date: 55. Could not interpret date in Death Date (55).


  1. The Histories (Tacitus)/Book 3, 45. accessed 2014-04-25, amb
  • Queen Cartimandua, I. A. Richmond, The Journal of Roman Studies, Vol. 44, (1954), pp. 43-52. Published by: Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies

This person was created through the import of Campbell-Charsha Family Tree.ged on 28 February 2011.

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On 29 Apr 2014 at 15:09 GMT Michelle (Bairfield) Brooks wrote:

Removing Cyllin-2 (b. 80) from Britain-30 (b. 103) & Brigantes-1. Will look for her family.

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