Tudur Aled (1465-1525)

Tudur Aled was a pupil of Dafyd ab Edmwt, He received his first degree at the Marriage feast in the hall of Ieuan ap Dayfdd ab Ithel Fychan at Northop Clwyd. His staus became confirmed later when he was the chaired as pencredd poet at Aberffoo before the 1523 eisteddfod at Caerwys. Tudur Aled composed an elegy to Ithel fychan of Llaneugain in Flintshire. In which he states he received the knowledge of the 'three memories.' These are later described by John Jones of Gellilyfdy in the early part of the 17th century as being the noble acts of the kings and princes of Wales, keeping in mind the Welsh language and the genealogies of the nobility of the Welsh, their arms and land.

Tudur Aled became the Head of Bardic Order 1530-1525


Thomas Gwyn, Eisteddfodau Caerwys, Cardiff Uni. Press 1968

Stephens, M., (Eds.), The New Companion to the Literature of Wales, University of Wales Press, Cardiff 1998

Original September 15, 2003

Last updated August, 2006