Swansea University - Book find puts conscience clear

July 9, 2009

A unique copy of a 17th-century Welsh book that has not been seen in Wales since the 19th century has been identified by an academic from Swansea University. Geraint Evans, a lecturer in the School of Arts, identified a copy of Drych Cydwybod (The Mirror of Conscience), in the oldest public library in France, the Bibliotheque Mazarine in Paris. The Catholic book of devotion was written and printed in France, and then imported into Wales and secretly distributed to Welsh recusants - Catholics who refused to conform to the Church of England.

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