LLYWELYN ap GUTUN (fl. c. 1480), poet

Name: Llywelyn ap Gutun
Child: Gruffudd ap Llywelyn ap Gutun
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet
Area of activity: Poetry
Author: Ray Looker

A number of his poems remain in MSS., including an elegy composed to his son Gruffudd, 'begging' poems requesting a dog, some goats, and spectacles, a satire or lampoon addressed to the dean of Bangor (who had instructed Huw Lewis, Y Chwaen, to imprison the poet, rather than allow him to make a 'begging' journey or cymortha in Bodeon and Aberdaron), and another satire to dean Richard Kyffin, Rhys Pennardd, Hywel ap Rheinallt, and Lewis Môn. Ymrysonau, or bardic controversies, occurred between him and the following poets : D. Llwyd of Mathafarn, Guto'r Glyn, Lewys Môn, and Gruffudd ab Ieuan ap Rhys Llwyd.


Published date: 1959

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