(The Annales Cambriae) is the oldest Chronicle of Welsh affairs that we possess. It is derived from three different copies, which, for the purpose of reference. Annales Cambriae The Annals of Wales Harleian – Easter altered on the Lord’s Day by Pope Leo, Bishop of Rome. – St. Brigid is born. – St. The Annales Cambriae (the Welsh Annals) were written in south-west Wales around (somewhat ironically) in Latin. Who wrote them.

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It is a curious collection of obscure Welsh material, but it does contain two entries that are of interest to students of Arthurian history, given below in the original Latin, and then in their English translations. London, British Library, MS.

The cambriaf is a 12th-century presumed copy of a midth century original; later editions were compiled in the 13th century. Books, Series I pp.

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The Arthurian Tradition: Annales Cambriae – Medieval Bex

Harleianfolios rr. Permission is granted for electronic copying, distribution in print form for educational purposes and personal use. The second battle annwles Badon.


The Battle of Badon, in which Arthur carried the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ for three days and three nights on his shoulders and the Britons were the victors. The Annals of Wales. Vengeance for Rhodri at God’s hand. Cyngen son of Elisedd was poisoned.

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Hywel triumphed over the cakbriae of Mona and he drove Cynan from there with a great loss of his own army. Ithael king of Gwent was killed by the men of Brycheiniog. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. And Gruffydd son of Cyngen is killed by treachery by his brother Elisedd after an interval of two months.

qnnales And their king Talorgan is killed by the Britions. Cambridge University Press, David is born in the thirtieth year after Patrick left Menevia. Patrick goes to the Lord.

We cannot tell if he is anales king or battle leader from this passage, although the fact that he is mentioned by name suggests that he is an important figure. Texts B and C omit the second half of the year 93 entry. This is the first annapes of the annals, starting with the year There is little else that can be effectively established from these entries, except that he won the first battle and lost his life at the second.


The Arthurian Tradition: Annales Cambriae

B calls Arfderydd “Erderit”; C”Arderit”. Accessed 30 Jan Wikisource has original text related to this article: These entries have been advanced as proof of the historicity of Arthur and of his rival, Mordred Medraut, in Welshas they were believed to have been derived from contemporary records.

In the B Text, the year entry continues: You are commenting using your WordPress. C mostly agrees with A until A ends, although it is clear that A was not the common source for B and C Dumvillep. Vermin like moles with two teeth fell from the air and ate cambraie up; they were driven out by fasting and prayer.

Annales Cambriae

The battle of Cetill. The chronicle’s starting point, the entry marked “Year 1”, is believed by scholars, to be the year AD Beli son of Elffin dies.

Exeter, Cathedral Library, MS.