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THE AGE OF ARTHUR, PART SIXTEEN: REVOLT IN THE NORTH

21 Jan

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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 Sixteenth-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”; the sunset of Celtic-Roman culture in Britain.

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

As we attempt to reconstruct the life of an “historical” King Arthur, it is important to bear in mind that all of this is highly speculative. We know little of Arthur beyond the legends; and that little we do have in way of “historical” data come from sources centuries later…

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Posted by on January 21, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

2 responses to “THE AGE OF ARTHUR, PART SIXTEEN: REVOLT IN THE NORTH

  1. Ancientfoods

    January 21, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    No mater what King Authur was a great hero and my personal favorite! Thanks for the post Rita.

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