In 1047 Gruffydd ap Llywelyn
was expelled from Deheubarth - which encompassed modern-day Pembrokeshire - and Gruffydd ap Rhydderch of Gwent took over.
One of the clauses compelled the release of the Welsh King, Gruffydd ap Llywelyn
Fawr, who had been taken hostage by King John.
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Gruffydd ap Llywelyn
made it one of his headquarters in his mid-eleventh-century campaign; a Norman castle was built there and a new borough, as well as further castles close by and off the hills at Prestatyn and Dyserth also; and it was Rhuddlan that was fortified by Edward I, in the scheme of castle-boroughs stretching from Caernarfon to Flint, with an overall view to the domination of the river-valleys and hinterland.
Its courts and diocese were separate from the rest of Wales until its conquest by Gruffydd ap Llywelyn
The manor, near present-day Mold, and including a church at Gwysane, is described by Domesday as a former court of Gruffydd ap Llywelyn
, king of Wales 1055-63.
It was the royal seat of Welsh prince Gruffydd ap Llywelyn
three centuries later.