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Sir John Edward Lloyd
(5 May 1861 – 20 June 1947), was a Welsh
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, the author of the first serious history of the country's formative years, A History of Wales from the Earliest Times to the Edwardian Conquest
, 2 vols. London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1911; Second edition 1912; Third edition 1939.
Another of his great works was Owen Glendower: Owen Glyn Dŵr
, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1931. For his achievements in the field, he was knighted
A knight was a member of a class of lower nobility in the High Middle Ages.By the Late Middle Ages, the rank had become associated with the ideals of chivalry, a code of conduct for the perfect courtly Christian warrior....
in 1934. Under his editorship, the first edition of the Dictionary of Welsh Biography
The Dictionary of Welsh Biography is a dictionary of biographies of Welsh men and women who have made a unique contribution to Welsh life over seventeen centuries...
was compiled, though not published until after his death (1950).