4 Books : Welsh Icons United

12 October – 15 March 2014

 

A rare opportunity to see the most important Medieval Welsh manuscripts brought together under one roof.

Celtic scholar William Forbes Skene’s Four Ancient Books of Wales (1868) was a pioneering attempt at separating the historical element from the imagined and fictitious in old Welsh poetry. The four iconic manuscripts described by Skene are brought together for the first time in an exhibition celebrating the earliest literature in Welsh: the Black Book of Carmarthen and Book of Taliesin from the National Library of Wales, the Book of Aneirin from Cardiff Central Library and the Red Book of Hergest from Jesus College, Oxford.