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Medieval Welsh book auctioned

An extremely rare manuscript is being auctioned at Sotheby's. It's expected to fetch up to £700,000.

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Wales' oldest book goes on display

The 'Laws of Hywel Dda' has gone on display at the National Library of Wales Credit: ITV News Wales

One of Wales' oldest books has gone on display at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth.

The rare copy of the 'Laws of Hywel Dda' was reputedly drafted by a Welsh leader in the tenth century.

The library bought the manuscript for half a million pounds at an auction at Sotheby's.

It's the first time the book has been on Welsh soil in over 200 years.

It's believed the manuscript was given to the Massachusetts Historical Society by Welsh emigrants in the early 19th century.

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