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(Madoc ap Owain Gwynedd) (măd`ək, mä`–), fl. 1170?, quasi-historical Welsh prince. According to Welsh legend, Madoc, said to be a son of Owain GwyneddOwain Gwynedd
, d. 1170, prince of North Wales (1137–70). During the troubled reign of King Stephen of England, Owain and other Welsh princes were able to reoccupy much territory earlier wrested from them by the Anglo-Normans.
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, discovered America 300 years before Columbus. Witnesses' accounts of finding supposedly Welsh-speaking Native Americans have served to keep alive the story, which is otherwise unsupported by evidence. He is the subject of Robert Southey's Madoc.
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GLOWING tributes were paid last night to "truly gifted" Welsh actor Philip Madoc, who died yesterday following a short battle with illness.
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Actors Gareth Armstrong, Gerald James, Philip Madoc, Ray Smith, Glyn Owen and actresses Angharad Rees and Margaret Courtney discussed Theatre Wales and its aims with the Press.
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ON A warm evening, in the Edwardian splendour of the New Theatre, I was privileged to be part of an appreciative audience of all ages, spending two hours in the genial company of veteran Welsh actor Philip Madoc, who was presenting his one-man show An Evening of Dylan Thomas and Friends.
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