Name: Ieuan Tew
Gender: Male
Area of activity: Poetry; Eisteddfod
Author: Ray Looker

Two poets bore this name: (1) IEUAN TEW BRYDYDD HEN (fl. c. 1400-40), a native of Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, and (2) IEUAN TEW BRYDYDD IEUANC, a native of Arwystli, Montgomeryshire, who fl. c. 1560-90, graduated at the eisteddfod held at Caerwys in 1568 - Peniarth MS 121 (215) and Peniarth MS 132 (61) - and is said to have been buried at Llanidloes.

A large number of their poems remain in manuscript, but it is often difficult to distinguish between the poems of the two respective poets. A bardic controversy, or ymryson, occurred between the elder and the Mastr Harri, and between the younger and Bedo Hafesp; he also took part in another, together with the three poets, Siôn Phylip, Wiliam Llŷn, and Hywel Ceiriog, against Wiliam Cynwal and Huw Llŷn.


Published date: 1959

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