Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, Peniarth MS 23
  • s. xvex/xviin
Not yet published
Lloyd-Morgan, Ceridwen, “Un manuscrit illustré de Brut y brenhinedd: Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, Peniarth 23C”, in: Hélène Tétrel, and Géraldine Veysseyre (eds), L’Historia regum Britannie et les «Bruts» en Europe, 2: Production, circulation et réception, XIIe-XVIe siècle, 349, Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2018. 429–440.  

Copié à la fin du xve siècle, le manuscrit Peniarth 23 est le seul exemplaire illustré du Brut gallois que l’on connaisse. Il comporte 58 miniatures, dont la plupart représentent les personnages mentionnés dans le texte. Pour éclairer son programme iconographique, l’article le compare avec d’autres manuscrits gallois illustrés. Il en tire des conclusions non seulement sur l’illustrateur du ms. Peniarth 23 et ses modèles mais encore sur le milieu d’où pourrait provenir ce codex

Copied at the end of the 15th century, MS Peniarth 23 at the National Library of Wales is the only illustrated copy of Brut y Brenhinedd, the Welsh Brut. It contains 58 miniatures, most of them depicting people mentioned in the text. This article considers the manuscript’s origins and programme of illustration, investigating its relationship with the iconography of other Welsh manuscripts, the artist’s training and possible models for the miniatures, as well as the identity of the patron and the milieu in which this unusual codex was produced.

Sims-Williams, Patrick P., Liber coronacionis Britanorum: Llyfr coroni'r Brythoniaid: The book of the crowning of the Britons, 2 vols, vol. 1, Aberystwyth: CMCS Publications, 2017.  
Liber Coronacionis Britanorum ('The Book of the Crowning of the Britons') is an unpublished Middle Welsh adaptation of Geoffrey of Monmouth's History of the Kings of Britain, focusing on the succession of British kings and queens from Brutus down to Vortigern, Arthur, and Cadwaladr. Patrick Sims-Williams edits it from a manuscript of c. 1500, in which the narrative — for the first time in Wales — is illustrated. All 59 colour illustrations are included at the appropriate place in the narrative, and missing parts of the text are restored from nine fragmentary copies, one of them written by a supporter of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd (d. 1282). This edition enables modern readers for the first time to enjoy this once popular work and its unique illustrations.
Evans, J. Gwenogvryn, Report on manuscripts in the Welsh language, vol. 1.2: Peniarth, Historical Manuscripts Commission, London, 1899.
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Results for Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, Peniarth MS 23 (14)
  • Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, Peniarth MS 23C
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  • 1602
  • Robert Vaughan
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  • s. xvi + 1651 x 1666
  • Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, Peniarth MS 234