Ancient Laws and Institutes of Wales

Courtesy of The National Library of Wales

Courtesy of The National Library of Wales


In these pages there is a full discussion on the content, purpose, author and use of the first modern edition of Welsh law, Ancient Laws and Institutes of Wales, edited by Aneurin Owen in 1841.

Guidelines on using Ancient Laws and referring to the text
Volume I: the Codes

The Venedotian Code - Dull Gwynedd

The Dimetian Code - Dull Dyfed
Trwy garedigrwydd Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru

Trwy garedigrwydd Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru


The Gwentian Code - Dull Gwent


Volume II: the 'Anomalous Laws'

Book IVBook V
Book VIBook VII
Book VIIIBook IX
Book XBook XI
Book XIIBook XIV

Book XIII was a forgery by Iolo Morganwg


Leges Wallicae - Latin A

Leges Howeli Boni - Latin B


The Contents of Ancient Laws and the Manuscripts Used



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