THE AGE OF ARTHUR, PART NINETEEN: TRIUMPH AT BADON

The following is a reblog of THE AGE OF ARTHUR, PART NINETEEN: TRIUMPH AT BADON Posted on March 2, 2021 by barrycjacobsen at the website The Deadliest Blogger: Military History Page. This is a recount of THE BATTLE OF BADON HILL in which King Arthur had to race to the south to counter the Anglo-Saxons.

This is Part 19 of an ongoing series about 5th century Britain, unique among the territories of the Western Roman Empire that 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!
The series covers Britain in the 5th through the mid-6th Century A.D. It is a fascinating period, with the Classical civilization of Greece and Rome which gave way to the Germanic “Dark Ages”; the sunset of Celtic-Roman culture in Britain.

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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 Nineteenth-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 Eighteen here. Or start from the beginning, with Part One!)

ARTHUR RETURNS SOUTH

Geoffrey of Monmouth states that Arthur was in the north, at Alclud, subduing the “Scots and Picts”. Alclud is obviously Alt Clut, the original name for Dumbarton Rock,  the chief stronghold of Strathclyde. This meshes well with the scenario described here previously, in which…

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