Greatest Ever Faker, The [Radio Wales]

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Gareth Gwynn uncovers the fantastical world of a Welsh cultural lodestone Iolo Morganwg.

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He was a 19th century historian, poet and activist. He founded the modern Eisteddfod - at a gathering atop London's Primrose Hill - uncovered medieval poems, an ancient alphabet and numerous manuscripts that stand as a lodestone of Welsh literary culture and decisively shaped modern Wales's idea of itself.

The thing is: it was mostly fiction - lies and forgeries.

Gareth Gwynn sets out on the trail of Ned of Glamorgan, aka Iolo Morganwg, to find out whether a modern Welsh man can really be an honest Welshman when his national traditions are based on falsehood. Along the way he can't resist the temptation to create a few traditions of his own, leading down some blind and dangerous philosophical alleys - Gareth Gwynn uncovers the fantastical world of a Welsh cultural lodestone Iolo Morganwg.

Gareth Gwynn uncovers the fantastical world of a Welsh cultural lodestone Iolo Morganwg.

Gareth Gwynn sets out on the trail of Ned of Glamorgan, aka Iolo Morganwg, to find out whether a modern Welsh man can really be an honest Welshman when his national traditions are based on falsehood. Along the way he can't resist the temptation to create a few traditions of his own, leading down some blind and dangerous philosophical alleys....

Gareth Gwynn uncovers the fantastical world of a Welsh cultural lodestone Iolo Morganwg.