Gruffydd, Elis
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c. 1490-1556? Wales. Author of a universal chronicle in Welsh. It survives in Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, Ms. 5276 and Ms. Mostyn 158, offering 2,500 folios on the world from Creation to Henry VIII. Gruffydd (or Gruffudd) was born in north Flintshire, served the Wingfield family, and attended the Field of the Cloth of Gold in 1520. In 1529, he joined the garrison at Calais and remained in France where, in about 1548-52, he compiled his history from English, French, Latin, and Welsh sources. His other works include a Welsh translation of Les proesses et vaillances du preux et…

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Breeze, Andrew, “Gruffydd, Elis”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 20 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_001446>
First published online: 2016



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