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Tudur Aled , Welsh poet

Born: c. 1465   Active: c.1526   

A Welsh bard of noble stock, he wrote poems praising his lay, monastic and ecclesiastical patrons, as well as love poems.

One of the finest poems, a cywydd, was composed for Thomas Pennant, abbot of Basingwerk, who was responsible for the buildings at Holywell shrine. Tudur was buried at the Franciscan friary at Carmarthen.

Sites associated with this person

Basingwerk Abbey, Flintshire

Carmarthen Friary, Carmarthenshire (buried at the friary)

Maenan Abbey, Conwy

Strata Marcella Abbey, Powys

Valle Crucis Abbey, Denbighshire

Bibliographical sources

Printed sources

Celtic Culture: an Historical Encyclopedia, 5, ed. John T. Koch (ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara, California, 2006) vol. 5, p. 1697

Williams, Glanmor, 'Poets and pilgrims in fifteenth and sixteenth century Wales', Transactions of the Hon. Society of Cymmrodorion (1991), pp. 69-98

Web links (open in new window)

Lake, A. Cynfael, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online - Tudur Aled (View website)