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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Historic Welsh book of Hywel Dda saved for the nation with £541,250 purchase

A 14th century book chronicling laws framed in the name of a medieval Welsh king has been bought at auction by the the National Library of Wales for £541,250. The book, 'The Laws of Hywel Dda,' is the earliest manuscript of its kind ever offered in a public sale. Written in medieval Welsh several other copies of the laws, some of which also date from the 14th century, are held by the National Library of Wales, in Aberystwyth

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