HYWEL CILAN (fl. c. the end of the 15th century), a poet

Name: Hywel Cilan
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet
Area of activity: Poetry
Author: Ray Looker

of whose work many examples remain in manuscript. It appears that he was a native of Edeirnion; Cwrtmawr MS. 454 (140) states that he was from Llandderfel; Owen Jones gives him as the owner of Llawr y Cilan in Llandrillo — thus providing a possible explanation for the poet's name. The large majority of his poems are addressed to members of various landed families of North Wales, including Presaddfed, Llwydiarth (Anglesey), Deuddwr, Rhug, Moelyrch, and Rhiwlas.


Published date: 1959

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