File Peniarth MS 267 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Trioedd Ynys Prydain,

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Trioedd Ynys Prydain,


  • 1635-1641. (Creation)

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412 pp. (foliated and pagianted iv ff. (also paginated i-viii pp. + 2 loose leaves) + 386 pp. + ix-xxii pp.) : paper ; 272 x 202 mm. Bound in calf.

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A collection of Welsh texts, including two versions of Trioedd Ynys Prydain; Brut y Saeson; Cantrefi a Chymydau Cymru; a text on Eisteddfod Caerfyrddin; Dyddiau Tyngedfenol; Macsen Wledig; and Hanes Gruffudd ap Cynan in the hand of John Jones, Gellilyfdy while he was detained in the Fleet prison, 1635-1641.
There are also a few Latin texts, including a memoranda of events in English history from A.D. 140 to 1380, De Geometria, and the Life of Elgarus. The text was completed on 22nd June 1641 by John Jones of Ysgeifiog and transcribed by William Maurice in 1662.

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Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies.

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Welsh, Latin.

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A detailed list of the manuscript's contents may be found in J. Gwenogvryn Evans, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, vol. I (London, 1898-1905), 1077-1081; a description of the manuscript and its Latin text can also be found in Prof. Edward Bensley, Catalogue of Peniarth Manuscripts which are Wholly or Partly in Latin (NLW), p. 129.

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Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Formerly Hengwrt MS 275.


Preferred citation: Peniarth MS 267 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Microform: $h - MEICRO PENIARTH MS 267.
  • Text: Peniarth MS 267 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..