DAFYDD Y COED (fl. 1380). One of the later poets of the older tradition.

Name: Dafydd Y Coed
Gender: Male
Occupation: poets
Area of activity: Poetry
Author: Evan David Jones

Four substantial awdlau by him and smaller poems of a satirical nature have been preserved in the ‘Red Book of Hergest.’ He sang to Rhydderch ap Ieuan Llwyd of Glyn Aeron (fl. 1386-97), Hopkin ap Thomas of Ynysdawe (fl. 1360-90), and Gruffudd ap Llywelyn from Uwch Aeron. Moses Williams's estimate in his Repertorium Poeticum that he flourished about 1380 is confirmed. The above awdlau and the minor poems prove him to have been a resident of South Wales. One of his poems is a satire upon Rhayader (now in Rads.), and in an anonymous lampoon upon him in the ‘Red Book’ (col. 1361) Llandovery is named.


Published date: 1959

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