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^tihuala$h €Mikmmh. FIFTH SERIES.—VOL. IX, NO. XXXIV. APRIL 1892. SIR RHYS AP THOMAS : A STUDY IN FAMILY HISTORY AND TUDOR POLITICS. BY THE LATE DAVID JONES, ESQ.1 For Wales, quite as much as for England, the accession of Henry VII is an epoch-making event. The English historian, however, finds so much to engage his atten¬ tion in English affairs—namely, the development of 1 The following paper was handed to the Editor of this Journal a short time before its author's lamented death. Having learnt that I was collecting information as to the tragic fate of Sir Rhys ap Griffith, the late Mr. Jones was good enough to express a wish that I would look through the paper he had written, dealing with the same subject. He accordingly obtained the return of his manu¬ script, and read it to me at my house. I ventured to suggest some slight alterations, and supplied a few references to records that Mr. Jones had not consulted. He left me saying he would spend another week at the Public Record Office in the search after some additions to the scanty list of documents that have been preserved relative to the trial of Sir Rhys ap Griffith. I never saw him again. Shortly after our last interview he was seized with an illness which terminated fatally. His extensive collection of drawings of South Wales antiquities, and his transcripts from the public records, Mr. Jones bequeathed to Mr. Iltyd Nicholl, F.S.A.,The Ham, Cowbridge. Included amongst them was the following paper, which remained in the same state as when I had heard it read. By Mr. Nicholl's kindness it has been again placed in the hands of the Editor of the Arch. Camb., and I have been requested to furnish a few notes. These are followed by niy initials; the others were written by Mr. Jones. It will, I trust, OTK SBU., vol. ix. 0