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HUW PENNAL ( fl. 15th cent. ), poet ;

a native, apparently, of Pennal in Merioneth . Some examples of his work remain in manuscript, including cywyddau to Wiliam Herbert , earl of Pembroke , Dafydd ap Rhys of Llangurig , the three sons of Ieuan Blayney of Gregynog , and two love poems. No details regarding his life are to be found, but it is obvious that the dates given him in Blackwell , and W. Owen , Cambrian Biog. are too late.


  • Jones and Lewis , Mynegai i Farddoniaeth y Llawysgrifau (1928) ;
  • Brogyntyn MSS. at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 2, 6;
  • 'Dictionary of Welsh Biography.' 27 vols., N.L.W. MSS. 9251–77 ;
  • William Owen Pughe , The Cambrian Biography (1803) .


Ray Looker, (Mrs Ray Morgan), Cardiff / Rhymni

Published date: 1959