GWILYM ap IEUAN HEN (fl. c. 1440-1480), a poet

Name: Gwilym Ap Ieuan Hen
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet
Area of activity: Poetry
Author: Ray Looker

of whose life no details remain, although many of his poems are found in manuscripts. These include a poem in praise of the Virgin Mary (N.L.W. MS. 6681 (381)) and another to the ‘Four Daughters of the Trinity’ (N.L.W. MS. 1578 (71)), love poems (Gwysaney MS. 25 (201); N.L.W. MS. 5269 (211)); Wynnstay MS. 6 (170)), others addressed to Gruffudd ap Nicolas of Dynevor (N.L.W. MS. 6511 (194b)), Dafydd ap Ieuan ab Owain of Caereinion (Brogyntyn MS. 1 (128)), and Dafydd Llwyd ap Dafydd ab Einion of Newtown (N.L.W. Add. MS. 16 (206)), and other members of the ruling classes of his period. Brogyntyn MS. 2 (437b, 439b, 440b); Cwrtmawr MSS. 129 (158), 243 (141); N.L.W. MS. 16 (215).


Published date: 1959

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