Early Tudor Translations of English Prophecy in Wales

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This chapter discusses the translation of English political prophecies into Welsh during the early Tudor period, with a particular focus on the long Welsh reception history of the Latin prophecy Lilium regnans, translated into Welsh as Proffwydoliaeth y Fflorddlis. It explores the broader implications of this activity for our understanding of the construction of cultural and political identities among the uchelwyr, the Welsh gentry, important patrons of Welsh and English language political literature during the mid-late fifteenth century.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCrossing Borders in the Insular Middle Ages
EditorsAisling Byrne, Victoria Flood
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2019

Publication series

NameMedieval Texts and Cultures of Northern Europe (TCNE)