Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, Peniarth MS 2 Book of Taliesin (Llyfr Taliesin)
- s. xiv1
- Welsh manuscripts
John Davies of Mallwyd, Welsh scholar, author of a Welsh grammar and dictionary
See more John Davies created a transcript of the Book of Taliesin, now NLW 4973B.
Wynne (William Watkin Edward)
Welsh politician and antiquarian.
Written in the hand of an anonymous scribe, designated ‘X86’ by Daniel Huws and sometimes known as the Book of Taliesin scribe.Book of Taliesin scribeBook of Taliesin scribe
(fl. first half of the 14th century)
An anonymous scribe whose hand, designated ‘X86’ by Daniel Huws, has been identified in five Welsh manuscripts, of which the Book of Taliesin (Peniarth 2) may be the best known. Others are Peniarth 6 part 4 (Gereint), NLW MS 3036B (Brut y brenhinedd), and BL Cotton Cleopatra MS A xiv and Harley MS 4353 (both containing copies of the Cyfnerth recension of Cyfraith Hywel). It is not possible to pinpoint any particular monastic house with certainty, but he seems to have been active in the general area of southeast- or mid-Wales.
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