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The geography of Welsh literary production in late medieval Glamorgan

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-340
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Medieval History
Issue number3
DateAccepted/In press - 15 Apr 2015
DatePublished (current) - 26 May 2015


This paper looks at some of the most significant manuscripts associated with south Wales in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, including the ‘Red Book of Hergest’ and National Library of Wales MS Peniarth 50. This latter manuscript is particularly noteworthy for its multilingual contents and for its large collection of political prophecy in Welsh, English and Latin, testifying to Welsh involvement in English politics. The paper argues that Welsh literary culture was a strong element in Glamorgan Marcher society and that an elite group of Welsh gentry were at the
heart of a mobile network of scribes, poets and manuscripts.

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Date of Acceptance: 31/03/2015

    Research areas

  • medieval Wales, literature, history, manuscripts, Glamorgan, Red Book of Hergest


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