The History of Gwent from the Time of Llewelyn ap Gruffudd until the Present Day


By Thomas E Watkins (Eiddil Ifor) – 1801 -1889

Translated by Dr. Colin Morgan

This essay was one of the subjects of the Abergavenny Eisteddfod held in November 1836.


 1801 – 1889

 Thomas Watkins was an original and leading member in its early years of the Abergavenny based group of people – Cymreigyddion y Fenni – who established the series of Eisteddfodau that created such a stir in Gwent between 1833 and 1854.  

Thomas  was a regular competitor in the Abergavenny Eisteddfodau and won many prizes for his essays of which this is one.   Nine of his essays survive, five in the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth and four in Cardiff Central Library


91 pages of A4