Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, MS 5266B Brut Dingestow

  • Welsh
  • s. xiii
  • Welsh manuscripts
Collection: GB 0210 MSDINGEST: Dingestow Court Manuscripts
Brut Dingestow
also referred to as the Dingestow Court manuscript
Manuscript containing one of the earliest copies of the Brut y brenhinedd, the Welsh adaptation of Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia regum Brittanniae.
Provenance and related aspects
s. xiii
13th century
Hands, scribes
The list below has been collated from the table of contents, if available on this page,Progress in this area is being made piecemeal. Full and partial tables of contents are available for a small number of manuscripts. and incoming annotations for individual texts (again, if available).Whenever catalogue entries about texts are annotated with information about particular manuscript witnesses, these manuscripts can be queried for the texts that are linked to them.


Primary sources This section typically includes references to diplomatic editions, facsimiles and photographic reproductions, notably digital image archives, of at least a major portion of the manuscript. For editions of individual texts, see their separate entries.

Digitisation wanted
[dipl. ed.] Isaac, Graham R., Simon Rodway, Silva Nurmio, Kit Kapphahn, and Patrick Sims-Williams [eds.], Rhyddiaith Gymraeg o lawysgrifau’r 13eg ganrif: fersiwn 2, Aberystwyth: Aberystwyth University, Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies, 2013. Computer file.
[ed.] Lewis, Henry, Brut Dingestow, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1942.

Secondary sources (select)

Russell, Paul, “What did medieval Welsh scribes do? The scribe of the Dingestow Court manuscript”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 37 (Summer, 1999): 79–96.
Roberts, Brynley F., “Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia regum Britanniae and Brut y Brenhinedd”, in: Rachel Bromwich, A. O. H. Jarman, and Brynley F. Roberts (eds), The Arthur of the Welsh. The Arthurian legend in medieval Welsh literature, 1, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1991. 97–116.

External links

Dennis Groenewegen
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October 2013, last updated: March 2022