Brut y Tywysogion English: Chronicle of the Princes , also known as Brut y Tywysogyon , is one of the most important primary sources for Welsh history. Brut y Tywysogion has survived as several Welsh translations of an original Latin version, which has not itself survived. The version entitled Brenhinoedd y Saeson Kings of the English combines material from the Welsh annals with material from an English source. The Peniarth MS.
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Brut y Tywysogion English: Chronicle of the Princes , also known as Brut y Tywysogyon , is one of the most important primary sources for Welsh history. Brut y Tywysogion has survived as several Welsh translations of an original Latin version, which has not itself survived. The version entitled Brenhinoedd y Saeson Kings of the English combines material from the Welsh annals with material from an English source.
The Peniarth MS. The entries for the earlier years are brief, usually records of deaths and events such as eclipses, plagues or earthquakes, but later entries give much more detail. The main focus is on the rulers of the kingdoms of Gwynedd , Powys and Deheubarth , but ecclesiastical events are also mentioned, such as the bringing of the date of celebrating Easter in the Welsh church into line with Rome by "Elbodius" Elfodd , Bishop of Bangor , in Events in England, Ireland, Scotland and sometimes France are also briefly chronicled.
The original monastic annals are thought to have been written at Strata Florida Abbey , but may have been kept at the old abbey at Llanbadarn Fawr in the 11th century. Annals from other abbeys were also used in the composition. At least one of the Welsh translations is also thought to have been written at Strata Florida.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. National Library of Wales. Archived from the original on 8 December Retrieved 27 November Categories : 14th-century history books Geoffrey of Monmouth 14th-century Latin books Medieval Welsh literature Welsh chronicles.
Brut y Tywysogion, Peniarth MS 20 Version
This chronicle is one of three surviving versions of the closely-related group of chronicles known as Brut y Tywysogion. Of the three, it is generally the most complete. The chronicle begins, like all versions of Brut y Tywysogion, with the death of Cadwaladr, last king of Britain, in , and runs to Until it is ultimately dependent on the same material as both other versions of the Brut Brenhinedd y Saesson and the Llyfr Coch Hergest version , and up to the beginning of it is ultimately dependent on the same material as the Llyfr Coch Hergest version. Its account of the period after is unique, and in addition to this it contains throughout the earlier period some material not present in the other versions of the Brut. Its editor, Thomas Jones, argued that the three Welsh versions of the Brut were translated from three different versions of an original Latin chronicle, and this remains the accepted explanation of the relationship between these chronicles.
Brut y tywysogion : or, The chronicle of the princes