Manuscripts

Llyfr y Tŷ Gwyn

Llyfr y Tŷ Gwyn
  • Lost Welsh manuscripts
Identifiers
Title
Llyfr y Tŷ Gwyn
in English: ‘Book of the White House’, or ‘Whitland Book’.
Description
Latin text of Welsh law, which was known to lawyers active in Gwynedd during the 13th century. This text or a related one may have provided the basis for the Latin text in London, British Library, MS Cotton Vespasian E xi, which refers to matters relating to both Gwynedd and south-west Wales. It has been suggested that the Llyfr y Tŷ Gwyn text became known in Gwynedd through the agency of Cadwgan, bishop of Bangor (1215-1236) and abbot of Whitland before that.(1)n. 1 Daniel Huws, ‘Descriptions of the Welsh nanuscripts’ in The Welsh king and his court... (2000): 418.

Medieval references to Llyfr y Tŷ Gwyn include:

Provenance and related aspects
Origin, provenance
Whitland Abbey.(2)n. 2 Daniel Huws, ‘Descriptions of the Welsh nanuscripts’ in The Welsh king and his court... (2000): 418.
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
Condition
Lost

Sources

Notes

Daniel Huws, ‘Descriptions of the Welsh nanuscripts’ in The Welsh king and his court... (2000): 418.
Daniel Huws, ‘Descriptions of the Welsh nanuscripts’ in The Welsh king and his court... (2000): 418.

Secondary sources (select)

Charles-Edwards, T. M., The Welsh laws, Writers of Wales, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1989.
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Huws, Daniel, “Descriptions of the Welsh nanuscripts”, in: Charles-Edwards, T. M., Morfydd E. Owen, and Paul Russell (eds.), The Welsh king and his court, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2000. 415–424.
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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