Archive of the month

During 2019 we will be celebrating a “Year of Discovery” which will be an opportunity to :

  • look at inventive individuals who have carried out pioneering work in the fields of aeronautics, archaeology, mathematics, Celtic studies etc.
  • find out about adventurous Welsh men and women who have travelled the world as settlers or missionaries
  • discover more about new and exciting resources for researchers in the Archives and Special Collections

The “Year of Discovery” will enable us to build a multi-layered view of our collections  -  presenting our strengths and what makes us distinctive from other institutions throughout Wales.

April 2019

 

Pedigree roll of John ap William ap Dafydd of Euarth Uchaf, Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd, Denbighshire, 1584 (Penrhos I/546)

 

In this “Year of Discovery” we are inviting students to visit the Archives and Special Collections to discover more about our wonderful resources.

As part of the ‘Documents and Sources’ module in the School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences, a group of medieval and early-modern postgraduate students were invited to undertake an initial analysis of this 16th century pedigree roll, under the supervision of Dr Shaun Evans of the Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates.

Pedigree rolls became popular in Wales in the 16th century and are testimony to the pride in ancestry felt by many Welsh families.


You can read the article written by Kimberly Jussila and Callum Dickson about this document in our current Newsletter.

 

                                                            This "Archive of the Month" was created by Elen Wyn Simpson, Archivist

 


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