Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

Welsh traitors in a Scottish chronicle: Dafydd ap Gruffudd, Penwyn and the transmission of national memory

Foster Evans, Dylan 2018. Welsh traitors in a Scottish chronicle: Dafydd ap Gruffudd, Penwyn and the transmission of national memory. Studia Celtica 52 , pp. 137-155.
Item availability restricted.

[img] PDF - Accepted Post-Print Version
Restricted to Repository staff only until 15 June 2020 due to copyright restrictions.

Download (397kB)

Abstract

The focus of this article is the capture and execution of Dafydd ap Gruffudd of Gwynedd in 1283. Various texts found in medieval and Early Modern manuscripts (including a notable example from Scotland) show a continuing interest in these events, including the identification of an individual blamed for Dafydd's betrayal. The article will consider the veracity of these texts and also the repeated tendency to relate Dafydd's execution to the events of the Glyndŵr rebellion of the early fifteenth century. It will argue that poetry that lies outside the 'mainstream' bardic tradition played a crucial role in the transmission and reinterpretation of national memory.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Welsh
Publisher: University of Wales Press
ISSN: 0081-6353
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 1 February 2019
Date of Acceptance: 7 December 2018
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2019 19:31
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/119115

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics