This is the third of a series of volumes outlining the history and development of Welsh literature from its beginnings in the sixth century to the present day. This volume contains 11 essays examining the literature of Wales and its historical background between 1550 and 1700.
Professor Robert Geraint Gruffydd, FLSW, FBA (9 June 1928-24 March 2015) was a scholar of Welsh language and literature. From 1970 to 1979, he was Professor of Welsh Language and Literature at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and was made Emeritus Professor in 1993.
The historical background; the decline of professional poetry; early free-metre poetry; late free-metre poetry; the humanists' challenge to the professional poets; humanist prose and scholarship; biblical translation; Anglian prose; Roman Catholic prose; Puritan and nonconformist prose; from manuscript to print.