Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Elis Gruffudd

...de la BBC:

A 16th Century Welsh chronicle charting the history of England and Wales between 1066 and 1552 is now online.

Writer Elis Gruffudd was born in the parish of Llanasa, Flintshire, and served in the English army in France during the time of Henry VIII.

His chronicle is described as "one of the most extensive narrative texts" ever written in the Welsh language.

Its owner, the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth, said Gruffudd was "our own foreign correspondent".

Maredudd ap Huw, who is responsible for the national library's 30,000 manuscripts dating from the second century AD to 2004, said the chronicle gave an insight into Tudor and medieval life in England from a Welsh perspective.

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