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Gruffudd Llwydlocked

(fl. 1380–1420)
  • Dafydd Johnston

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Gruffudd Llwyd (fl. 1380–1420), poet, was the son of Dafydd ab Einion Lygliw and nephew to the poet Hywel ab Einion Lygliw. He was a native of the parish of Llangadfan in Powys, and most of his patrons were noblemen of mid-Wales. A number of learned references and a smattering of Latin in his poems suggest that he had some ecclesiastical education. He was also learned in traditional Welsh lore, and took pride in his bardic status, declaring that he was not one of the 'vain minstrels'. The poet ...

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