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River Teifi is one of the major rivers in Wales, flowing through the counties of Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire in the west of the country.

Vortigern’s fortress was situated on the river.

Teifi Region | 0 to 9th century AD

Roman Period | 1st – 4th centuries
During the Roman period, the area that is now Wales, including the Teifi region, was part of the Roman province of Britannia. Roman roads and infrastructure may have been established in the region, but the historical record for this period is relatively scarce.

Early Medieval Period | 5th – 9th centuries
After the Roman withdrawal from Britain in the fifth century, the region of Wales became home to various Celtic tribes. The Teifi area, like much of Wales, saw the emergence of early Welsh kingdoms and the development of a distinct Welsh identity.

Migration and Settlement
During this period, various Germanic and Irish peoples migrated and settled in parts of Wales, but the specific impact on the Teifi region is not well-documented.

The spread of Christianity in Wales, often attributed to figures like Saint David (Dewi Sant), was a significant development during the early medieval period. Monastic communities and churces were established in various parts of Wales, contributing to the religious and cultural landscape.

Viking Raids | 8th – 9th centuries
In the late eighth and ninth centuries, the coastal areas of Wales, including regions along the Irish Sea, experienced Viking raids and invasions. The impact of these incursions on the Teifi region would have been influenced by its proximity to the coast.

See also
Roman Empire | The Legend of King Arthur

Historia Brittonum | Probably Nennius, early 9th century