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Gruffudd Hiraethog (d. 1564), poet and herald, was born in Llangollen, the son of Mathew, the son of Mawd y Glyn and Owain Cyfeiliog. He married Catrin, the daughter of Edward ap Robert ab Ieuan ab Owain Glyndŵr. The warrant granted to Gruffudd...


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Quin, Walter (c. 1575–1641), poet and royal tutor, was born in Dublin. He was apparently studying at Edinburgh University when, in 1595, he was presented to James VI, who was charmed with his manner. He further recommended himself to the king by giving him some poetic anagrams of his own composition on ...


Rhys Cain (c. 1540–1614), poet and herald, was the son of Rheinallt ap Siôn Wyn ap Siôn ab Ieuan Fychan and his wife, Gwen, daughter of Robert ap Siancyn Fychan. He took his bardic name from the River Cain in recognition of his family's association with the parish of ...