The following is a reblog of THE AGE OF ARTHUR, PART THIRTEEN: ARTHUR’S NORTHERN CAMPAIGN by Barry C. Jacobsen on one of the fascinating blogs on historical warfare. It is fascinating how history and legend blend King Arthur.
The Deadliest Blogger: Military History Page
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 Thirteenth-part of our discussion of Britain in the so-called Age of Arthur: 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 Twelve here. Or start from the beginning, with Part One!)
ARTHUR’S NORTHERN CAMPAIGN
In the last few parts of our discussion we have attempted to create a hypothetical reconstruction of Arthur’s rise to power. In part we have based our hypothesis upon clues found in the narrative…
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