I, Iolo

Gareth Thomas

The closing of the 18th century was a time of `unparalelled eventfulness' and Iolo Morganwg, stonemason, poet, revolutionary, drug addict, and legendary forger, was in the thick of it; as depicted in the partially fictional biography.
Date Published :
October 2018
Publisher :
Y Lolfa
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781784614515
Pages : 400
Stock Status : In stock


A first-person retelling of the story of Iolo Morganwg, one of Welsh history's most colorful characters. Iolo Morganwg had many faces: stonemason, self-taught scholar, poet, hymnist, politician, patriot, revolutionary, druid, failed businessman, drug addict, campaigner for human rights and perpetrator of the greatest act of literary forgery in European history. We follow his adventurous quest to achieve fame for himself, respect for his culture, and freedom from oppression in a malevolent world. Mogwanwg went on to be admired by some as a hero who helped create the identity of modern Wales, but reviled by others as a conman and cheat. "An inherently fascinating read from beginning to end, I, Iolo is an extraordinary account of a memorable and controversial life."--MWBR

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