North Wales

Latin: Venedotia
Norgales, Norgalis, Norgoise, Northgales, Northgalis

The northern part of Wales is given as its own kingdom in a large number of Arthurian romances.

In the First Continuation of Chrétien’s Perceval, it is ruled by King Camandans, an ally of Arthur. According the Vulgate Estoire del Saint Graal, its first Christian king was Celidoine, the son of Nascien.

The Vulgate Merlin gives the kingdom, in Arthur’s time, to both Belinant and Tradelmant. In the Post-Vulgate Suite du Merlin and in Malory, it is one of the kingdoms ruled by Rions. Geoffrey of Monmouth says it was ruled by Peredur after Arthur’s death, and the Italian La Tavola Ritonda names two kings of North Wales: Alois and Ansilerno (Ansalinero).

In Malory, the unnamed Queen of North Wales is a companion of Morgan le Fay in her plans to imprison Lancelot in Cart Castle, to trap Elaine of Corbenic in a bath of boiling water, and to bear Arthur’s body from the battlefield of Salisbury to Avalon.

In the chronicles, the region is called Venedotia.

Kings of Wales
Bernant | The Legend of King Arthur
Camandans | The Legend of King Arthur
Castis | The Legend of King Arthur
Ferramonte | The Legend of King Arthur