File NLW MS 3035B [RESTRICTED ACCESS] - Dares Phrygius, Brut y Brenhinedd & Brut y Tywysogion

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Dares Phrygius, Brut y Brenhinedd & Brut y Tywysogion


  • [XIV cent., second ½] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

206 ff. (foliated i, 1-6, 8-25, 65-75, 26-64, 76-138, 138a, 139-206; some leaves bound in incorrect order) : Parchment ; 195 x 130 mm.

Bound in white vellum; page edges stained red; 'GEOFFREY OF MONMOUTH & CARADOC IN WELSH' IN GOLD ON LABEL ON SPINE).

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Archival history

'Gloddaeth Library' ticket; signature of 'Perys Mostyn' in a hand of the early sixteenth century, and 'Simonis Thelwalli Plaswardensis Armiger Liber, teste Guil. Mauricio Lansiliens. qui hunc totum ad suum exemplar examinavit 1660' (both on f. 23 verso).

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Scope and content

The Welsh texts of Dares Phrygius (ff. 1-23 verso), Brut y Brenhinedd (ff. 24-141 verso), and Brut y Tywysogion (ff. 142-206 verso), written in a hand of the second half of the fourteenth century.

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Conditions governing access

Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies.

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Language of material

  • Welsh
  • Latin

Script of material

Language and script notes

Welsh, Latin.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Folio 7 missing.

Finding aids

A detailed list of the manuscript's contents may be found in J. Gwenogvryn Evans, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, vol. I (London, 1898-1905), pp. 56-62.

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Available on microfilm at the Library.

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See also the associated texts of NLW MSS 3028B, 3034B, 3036B, and 3055D.

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Formerly Mostyn MS 116.


Date derived from Daniel Huws, Medieval Welsh Manuscripts (Cardiff & Aberystwyth, 2000), p. 60.


Title based on contents.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 3035B [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • English



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  • Text: NLW MS 3035B [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $q - Folio 7 missing; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..
  • Microform: $h - MEICRO NLW MS 3035B.