Gwaith Mathau Brwmffild
Edited by: A. Cynfael Lake
Publisher: Canolfan Uwchefrydiau Cymreig a Cheltaidd Prifysgol Cymru
Size: 234 x 156mm
Format: Paperback, xv+129
Mathau Brwmffild or Matthew of Bromfield was a wandering poet from Maelor Gymraeg (Welsh Maelor) who sang between c.1530 and 1545. Twenty-one of his poems have survived, comprising awdlau, cywyddau and englynion. With the exception of one surviving love poem, they are all traditional eulogistic or elegiac poems. He travelled all over Wales and visited homes in the counties of Anglesey, Caernarfon, Merioneth, Denbigh, Flint, Carmarthen and Cardigan. He praised gentlemen who enjoyed the company of bards, men such as Sir William Gruffudd of Penrhyn, Lewys Gwyn, Trefesgob, and Gruffudd Dwnn, Ystradmerthyr, but he also sang to individuals to whom no other poems have survived.