Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Medieval £540k manuscript The Laws of Hywel Dda goes on display

One of the first medieval manuscripts to be written in Welsh will go on display for the first time in more than 200 years.

The 14th Century pocket book, The Laws of Hywel Dda, was bought at auction by the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, for £541,250 earlier this month.

It is believed the book was taken to America by Welsh settlers in the 1700s.

The manuscript will be exhibited at the at the National Library's Hengwrt Room.

It was sold by the Massachusetts Historical Society of Boston.

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