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Cynddelw Brydydd Mawrlocked

(fl. c. 1155–c. 1195)
  • R. Geraint Gruffydd

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Cynddelw Brydydd Mawr (fl.c. 1155–c. 1195), court poet, was the most notable of the early gogynfeirdd. The epithet Brydydd Mawr (great poet), applied to him, may originally have referred to his physical stature, but inevitably became associated in people's minds with his unequalled mastery of his art. During the earlier part of his career he probably lived near the royal court of ...

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