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Brwmffild, Mathau [Mathew]locked

(fl. c. 1525–c. 1545)
  • A. Cynfael Lake

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Brwmffild, Mathau [Mathew] (fl.c. 1525–c. 1545), poet, is an obscure figure of unknown origins. Although his name suggests an affinity with the lordship of Bromfield in north-east Wales, the few pieces of extant poetry, about twenty in all, picture an itinerant poet—on one occasion he would bemoan 'Rhoed ym boen … rhodio o bell 'r hyd y byd' (...

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J. E. Lloyd & others, eds., (1959) [Eng. trans. of Y bywgraffiadur Cymreig hyd 1940, 2nd edn (1954)]; R. T. Jenkins, E. D. Jones, & B. F. Roberts, eds., (2001) [with suppl. to 1940]
National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth