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RHYS DEGANWY ( fl. c. 1480 ), a poet

who took his name, obviously, from the Creuddyn district of Caernarvonshire . No details are known concerning his life, but a number of his poems remain in manuscript; they include poems to Dafydd Gethin ap Gruffudd Goch of Llanwnnog and William Herbert of Raglan .

Sources:

  • Jones and Lewis , Mynegai i Farddoniaeth y Llawysgrifau , 1928 ;
  • J. Davies , Antiquæ linguæ Britannicæ et linguæ Latinæ, dictionarium duplex , 1632 ;
  • Bodewryd MS. at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 1 (309);
  • Brogyntyn MS. at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 2 (442, 442b);
  • Jes. Coll. MS. at the Bodleian Library, Oxford 17 (589);
  • Llanstephan Manuscript at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 30 (429);
  • NLW MS 728 (73).

Author:

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

Published date: 1959