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This episode we return to the Lanercost Chronicle (and a bit of Capgrave’s Chronicle) to get some serious history concerning the fall of the last native prince of Wales, before getting some a less serious dinner party anecdote about a couple of monkeys. Much hand-wringing is also given to the appropriate pronunciation of the name Llewellyn/Llywelyn.
- The Chronicle of Lanercost: 1272–1346. Translated by Herbert Maxwell, James Maclehose and Sons, 1913. (Available at archive.org.)
- Capgrave, John. The Chronicle of England. Edited by Francis Charles Hingeston, Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1858. Google Books.
- “The Death of Llywelyn.” Cilmeri.org. Post archived at Archive.org.
- Liberman, Anatoly. “Wrenching an Etymology Out of a Monkey.” OUP Blogs, 23 Jan. 2013, blog.oup.com/2013/01/monkey-word-origin-etymology/.
- Vadillo, Mónica Ann Walker. “Apes in Medieval Art.” Medieval Animal Data-Network, OpenEdition, 25 May 2015, https://mad.hypotheses.org/172.
Audio credit: “The Monkeys.” The Kids in the Hall, season 5, episode 12, Broadway Video International, 8 Feb. 1995.
Image credit: Detail of apes at school, British Library, Stowe MS 17, f. 109r.