Brynley F. Roberts

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Dr Brynley F(rancis) Roberts, CBE, , , , FLSW (born 1931), known as Bryn Roberts, is a Welsh scholar and literary critic. He has written extensively on the Welsh language and Celtic history. He was Professor of Welsh Language and Literature at the University of Wales, Swansea from 1978 to 1975, and Librarian of the National Library of Wales from 1985 to 1994. He was made editor of the Dictionary of Welsh Biography in 1987, and of Y Traethodydd in 1999.[1]

Roberts is a member of the council of the Anrhydeddus Gymdeithas y Cymmrodorion.[2] He is also involved in the Morfa Chapel, Aberystwyth, part of the Presbyterian Church of Wales.[3]


As author[edit]

As editor[edit]

  • Gwassanaeth Meir, University of Wales Press (1961)
  • Brut Y Brenhinedd: Llanstephan MS 1 Version (Mediaeval & Modern Welsh), Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (December 1971)
  • Cyfranc Lludd a Llefelys (Mediaeval & Modern Welsh), Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (1975)
  • Early Welsh Poetry: Studies in the Book of Aneirin, National Library of Wales (1988)
  • The Arthur of the Welsh: Arthurian Legend in Mediaeval Welsh Literature, (edited with Rachel Bromwich ac A.O.H. Jarman) University of Wales Press (1993; new edition published 1995)
  • Beirdd a Thywysogion: Barddoniaeth Llys yng Nghymru, Iwerddon a'r Alban, (with Morfydd E. Owen: gol.) University of Wales Press (1996)
  • Moelwyn: Bardd Y Ddinas Gadarn , Gwasg Pantycelyn (1996)
  • The Dictionary of Welsh Biography 1941-1970, (edited with R.T. Jenkins & E.D. Jones) Anrhydeddus Gymdeithas y Cymmrodorion (2001)
  • Archaeologia Britannica: Texts and Translations, (Author: Edward Lhuyd; edited with D. Wyn Evans) Celtic Studies Publications (2007)


  • Full bibliography up to 1997 by Huw Walters, Llyfryddiaeth Dr Brynley F. Roberts, J. E. Caerwyn Williams, ed., Ysgrifau Beirniadol, XXII, Denbigh: Gwasg Gee, 1997, pp. 22–40.
Academic offices
Preceded by
R. Geraint Gruffydd
Librarian of the National Library of Wales
Succeeded by
J. Lionel Madden