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A medieval pocket book written in the Welsh language which formed the country's first uniform legal system in the 14th century has been purchased by the National Library of Wales at auction.
The medieval manuscript which apparently went to the United States of America some time in the 18th century by Welsh settlers has been sold at auction for £541,250.
It has been purchased by the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The manuscript is in fact a 14th century pocket book called “The Laws of Hywel Dda”. For the uninformed Hywel Dda (Hywel the good) was a Welsh ruler in the 10th century. This book created the country’s first uniform legal system.
The following may well be of interest:-
A sense of fairness ran through the laws, including how they dealt with the rights of women.
Those of you who speak Welsh, especially medieval Welsh, take a trip to Aberystwyth Wales and no doubt you will be able to look at the book and read and see how far advanced the Welsh were. For those who do not speak Welsh, no doubt there will be a translation!