Saint David and other legends
Our friends at Cwmulus invite us to join on-line:
Dewi Sant a Chwedlau Eraill – hen chwedlau anghofiedig
Talk in Welsh by Pat Williams – with optional simultaneous translation
Friday 12 August 2022, 7:00pm
This talk will look at old legends about biblical characters and stories of saints which have been preserved in mediaeval manuscripts; but unlike the Mabinogion they have not received the attention which they deserved. In the Scriptures themselves the facts about the biblical characters who are portrayed in these legends are scarce and to satisfy popular curiosity the authors of the Middle Ages set about creating stories about them and their exploits which are as incredible as the adventures of James Bond and Dr Who in our own times.
Dr Pat Williams was a lecturer in the Celtic Studies Department of Liverpool University, then later in the Celtic Studies Department of Manchester University. Her main field of research is the language and literature of the Middle Ages and she has published numerous articles and books about Middle Welsh texts.