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The Tudor Society

August 21 – The Inventor of Britain

On this day in Tudor history, 21st August 1568, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, antiquary, translator and cartographer Humphrey Llwyd died from a fever.

Llwyd is known as the Inventor of Britain and was a key figure in the Renaissance in Wales, but what exactly did he do to deserve such recognition?

Let me share some facts about this interesting, but little-known, Tudor Welshman...

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August 21 – The Inventor of Britain