Blackwell, John [pseud. Alun]
- Thompson Cooper
- , revised by M. Clare Loughlin-Chow
Blackwell, John [pseud. Alun] (1797–1840), Welsh-language poet and writer, was born at Ponterwyl, Mold, Flintshire, the son of Peter Blackwell, collier, and his wife, Mary. He received no formal education, and at the age of eleven he was apprenticed as a shoemaker with ...