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CATRIN ferch GRUFFUDD ap HYWEL ( fl. c. 1555 ), poet .

Of ‘ Llanddeiniolen ’ (i.e. Llanddeiniolfab or Llanddanielfab ) in Anglesey . Her poetry is preserved in B.M. Add. MSS. 14892, 14906, 14994 , and N.L.W. MSS. 695, 1553, 1559, 2602, 6209 . Among her work is an awdl in praise of Jesus Christ (or, according to some manuscript sources, an awdl of a sick girl in remembrance of Christ and his passion, or an awdl of confession of a sinner), and four englynion to the cold summer of 1555 .


Benjamin George Owens, M.A., Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959