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Exploring Medieval Wales: Power, Language(s) and Literature

Saturday 9 November, at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
St Fagans National Museum of History St Fagans National Museum of History Cardiff, CF5 6XB

This event is tied to Llys Llywelyn, the reconstruction of the thirteenth-century royal court of the Princes of Gwynedd at the Saint Fagans National Museum of History.

It will bring together Mr Dafydd Wiliam, the principal curator of the museum’s historic buildings, who will give the audience a tour of the reconstructed site and will talk inside the Llys itself about the process of reconstruction; Dr Dylan Foster Evans (Cardiff University), who will deliver a lecture delineating the linguistic and sociohistorical context of medieval north Wales, with emphasis on Branwen, one of the literary texts depicted in the tapestries that decorate the Llys’s walls; and Prof. Helen Fulton (Bristol University), whose lecture will focus on the language of the praise poetry composed to two fifteenth-century lords, the Welsh William Herbert and the English Richard Neville (Earl of Warwick) by Welsh and English poets.

This event is organised under the auspices of the AHRC-funded network ‘Medieval English (ca600-1500) in a Multilingual Context’. If you would like to learn more about the network, please visit https://memc1500.wordpress.com

Supported by the Learned Society of Wales.

Venue
St Fagans National Museum of History
St Fagans National Museum of History Cardiff, CF5 6XB
Website:
https://museum.wales/stfagans/