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Oil Paintings / OP4

Hywel Dda Codifying the Laws of Wales

Artist/Maker: Jones, William Edward [1825-1877]

Oil on canvas, framed

1200 x 940 mm.
Gift: A. J. Breneton, Mold pre 1899

Hywel Dda (Hywel the Good) c.890-950 was King of Deheubarth. In 928 he made a pilgrimage to Rome where he was declared 'King of Wales'. In 930 he called an assembly at Whitland where he established a system of laws in order to unify the regions under his rule

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