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RHYS GOCH GLYNDYFRDWY ( fl. c. 1460 ), poet .

Like Guto'r Glyn he too sang the praises of the five sons of Llywelyn ab Hwlcyn of Anglesey , generous patrons of the bardic order. There were family ties between Llywelyn 's descendants and the Pulestons , and Rhys Goch wrote an elegy on the death of John Puleston , heir of Emral . His elegy on the death of Rosier ap Siôn is interesting in that it refers to the celebrated cywydd by Gruffudd Llwyd ap Dafydd ab Einion sending the sun to address Glamorgan . The turmoil of his age is reflected in a cywydd which he sang to the sons of Ieuan Fychan ab Ieuan ab Adda when they were imprisoned by Richard Trevor . He also wrote petition-poems and love poems.

Sources:

  • Jones and Lewis , Mynegai i Farddoniaeth y Llawysgrifau , 1928 and the references therein cited;
  • The National Library of Wales Journal , viii, 119.

Author:

Professor David James Bowen, M.A., Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959