Series : Poets of the Nobility

12: Gwaith Siôn ap Hywel

Front cover of 'Gwaith Siôn ap Hywel'

A. Cynfael Lake
Published   1999
ISBN 0947531556
Publisher  Canolfan Uwchefrydiau Cymreig a Cheltaidd Prifysgol Cymru
Price £10.00
Size 234 x 156mm
Format Clawr papur/Paperback, xvii+215

This volume contains an edition of the poetry of Siôn ap Hywel ap Llywelyn Fychan, a poet from Holywell in Flintshire who sang in the first half of the sixteenth century. Twenty-six  awdlau  and cywyddau  are attributed to him, as well as a few englynion and couplets. Siôn ap Hywel is a good example of a poet-nobleman, a fact which is apparent from the interesting variety of topics on which he sang: as well as the more traditional eulogy and elegy, he sang love poetry, religious poetry, a  cywydd to card and dice-players, and a cywydd to extol the praises of Anglesey and her inhabitants.

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