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Hywel Teifi Edwards (15 October 1934 – 4 January 2010), was a Welsh academic and historian, and an author in the Welsh language.[1] He was the father of BBC newsreader Huw Edwards.

Born and brought up in Llanddewi, Aberarth, Ceredigion, Edwards attended Aberaeron Grammar School and the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. He taught Welsh at Garw Grammar School, where he met his wife Aerona, before becoming a lecturer in Welsh literature at University of Wales, Swansea.

He stood twice for Plaid Cymru as an MP.[2]


  • Yr Eisteddfod 1176–1976, (1976)
  • Gŵyl Gwalia: Yr Eisteddfod yn Oes Aur Victoria 1858–1868, (1980)
  • The National Pageant of Wales, Gomer Press (2009) ISBN:978-1848510357


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