The Three Columns of Law

Texts from the Three Columns of Law

Comprised of homicide, theft and fire, including the abetments for each, this could be said to be criminal law. The section is found in the laws of country in the Cyfnerth and Blegywryd manuscripts, but in the Test Book in the Iorwerth manuscripts.
(c)Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru

(c)Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru



*Charles-Edwards, T. M., and P. Russell (eds.), 'Tair Colofn Cyfraith The Three Columns of Law in Medieval Wales: Homicide, Theft and Fire', Cymdeithas Hanes Cyfraith Cymru 5 (Bangor, 2005).

Brynmor-Jones, D., ‘The Criminal Law of Medieval Wales’, South Wales University Magazine (1890).

Jenkins, D., ‘‘Camsyniadau F.W. Maitland’ : Y Genedl Alanas Yng Nghyfraith Hywel’, Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies 22 (1966-8), 228-236.

Owen, M. E., ‘Cynllwyn a Dynyorn’, Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies 22 (1966-68), 346-350.

Russell, P., ‘The Etymology of Affaith ‘Abetment’’, Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies 38 (1991), 104-10.

Smith, Ll. Beverley, ‘A Contribution to the History of ‘Galanas’ in Late-Medieval Wales’, Studia Celtica 43 (2009), 87-94.

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