The King of the English made a great hosting against the Welsh. They encamped at Cannock Castle, and the King sent legates bearing letters to the Irish Galls and to Fedlimid mac Cathail Chrobdeirg, bidding them to attend him, to conquer the Welsh. Then the Justiciar and the Irish Galls repaired to the King, and Fedlimid O Conchobair with a great army went to the help of the King in Wales. They despoiled the whole country, but exacted no pledge or hostage from the Welsh at that time. Fedlimid was held in honour by the King then and was well pleased when he returned westwards.
— Annals of Connaught, 1245.5.