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THE AGE OF ARTHUR, PART FOURTEEN: WAR TO THE KNIVES

11 Jul

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Unique among the territories of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century, Britain succeeded in holding back and even reversing the tide of Germanic conquest for nearly two centuries. This was an age of heroes… It was the Age of Arthur!

This is the Fourteenth-part of our discussion of Britain in the 5th though the mid-6th Century A.D. It is a fascinating period, with the Classical civilization of Greece and Rome giving way to the Germanic “Dark Ages”. It was the sunset of Celtic-Roman culture in Britain; it was the Age of Arthur!

(Read Part Thirteen here. Or start from the beginning, with Part One!)

WAR TO THE KNIVES: LLONGBORTH AND NETLEY MARSH

Returning in 511 AD from his sojourn in the north, Arthur and his mounted combrogi [1] rode down the Roman Roads from Din Eidyn (Edinburgh),  back south to his likely power-center. [2]  Word had…

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