August 18, 2005

Howell The Good

In wondering about the origins of the Howell name, longtime Howell researcher Dorothy Carroll comments "The Welsh didn't have last names but all admired Good King Hywel. Most undoubtably why there are so many Howell's."

Hywel Dda (King Howell The Good) born circa 880, died 950 in Wales.

The illustration is from a manuscript containing
a Latin copy of the Laws of Hywel Dda. It portrays
the king sitting on his throne holding a sceptre.
(From the National Library of Wales)

From The Wikipedia encyclopedia:

Howell the Good

Howell the Good (c.880?

Posted by jhowell at August 18, 2005 9:49 PM