Hedd Wyn

Hedd Wyn (1887 –1917) was a Welsh language poet who was posthumously awarded the bard’s chair at the 1917 National Eisteddfod after being killed in World War I. Born Ellis Humphrey Evans, he was inspired to take the bardic name Hedd Wyn, meaning ‘Blessed Peace’, from the way sunlight penetrated the mist in the Meirionydd valleys.

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