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O Oes Gwrtheyrn Gwrtheneu
(478 words)

(From the Age of Vortigern the Most Slender)

14th century. Wales. A short prose chronicle in Welsh. It begins "From the age of Vortigern the Most Slender until the Battle of Badon, Arthur and his progenitors fought the Saxons" and ends "The year thereafter King John went to Ireland, and Randolf earl of Chester came to Degannwy [in North Wales] against King John". It therefore extends from the 5th-century Vortigern (whose epithet "thin" occurs in the 9th-century Historia Brittonum) and Battle of Badon (located at Ringsbury, near Braydon, Wiltshire) to the campaigns of 1210-11.

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Breeze, Andrew, “O Oes Gwrtheyrn Gwrtheneu”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 27 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_001445>
First published online: 2016

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