On this episode, we get cozy for the holidays with a visit to the humble abode of Elgar, Hermit of Bardsey Island. Just don’t mind the visiting spirits or food-delivering eagles.
- “Account of Elgar, The Hermit.” The Liber Landavensis, Llyfr Teilo, or the Ancient Register of the Cathedral Church of Llandaff. Edited by W.J. Rees, William Rees, 1840, pp. 281-287. Google Books.
- Gerald of Wales. The Itinerary and Description of Wales. Translated by Richard Colt Hoare, introduction by W. Llewelyn Williams, Everyman’s Library, J.M. Dent and Co., 1908. Archive.org, archive.org/details/itinerarythroug00girauoft
- Tatlock, J.S.P. “Caradoc of Llancarfan.” Speculum, vol. 13, no. 2, April 1938, pp. 139-152. JSTOR, jstor.org/stable/2848396
- “St Mary’s Abbey, Bardsey Island.” Ancient Monuments, ancientmonuments.uk/131554-st-marys-abbey-bardsey-island-aberdaron
- Stokes, [George Thomas]. “The Island Monasteries of Wales and Ireland.” The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 5th series, vol. 1, no. 8, 1891, pp. 658-664. JSTOR, jstor.org/stable/25507837
Additional Audio Credits
- Dialogue from Hellraiser, written and directed by Clive Barker, Entertainment Film Distributors, 1987.
- Chopin, Frédéric. “Nocturne no. 1 in G minor,” performed by Luis Sarro. Musopen.org (CC-PD).
Image: Photo of the current binding of the Book of Llandaff (Wikimedia Commons).