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BEDO BRWYNLLYS ( c. 1460 ), a Brecknock poet .

Brwynllys or ‘ Bronllys ’ is near Talgarth . His extant work comprises much love poetry of the type which is characteristic of the followers of Dafydd ap Gwilym , together with a smaller number of religious and eulogistic poems including an elegy upon Sir Richard Herbert of Coldbrook , 1469 . There are also flyting poems between him and Ieuan Deulwyn and Hywel Dafi . He is said to have been buried at Llanfor , but see the article on Bedo Aeddren .

Sources:

  • Jones and Lewis , Mynegai i Farddoniaeth y Llawysgrifau , 1928 , 6-12;
  • NLW MSS 16, 435, 552, 644, 668, 670, 672, 719, 722, 727, 834, 1246-7, 1553, 5269, 5273, 5283, 6209, 6471, 7191, 11816, 13063;
  • Cwrtmawr Manuscripts at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 129,238,243,448,467;
  • Bodewryd MS. at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 1;
  • Brogyntyn MSS. at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 2, 4;
  • Wynnstay Manuscript at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 1;
  • R. Stephen , thesis, 1907 ;
  • G. J. Williams , Iolo Morganwg a Chywyddau'r Ychwanegiad , 1926 , 160, 210.

Author:

Rhiannon Francis Roberts, M.A., (1923-90), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959