Battle between Arthur and Mordred (14. Century)
s far as we know, Arthur was born some time during the fifth or sixth century in Wales, the Midlands or in Cornwall and he was not only a great king but a great commander in chief aswell with the title of "Dux Britannorum" Duke of Britanny. In this function he commanded the armies of several different minor kings and chieftains, who had reclaimed the country for themselves after the last remnants of the Roman dominion had vanished a century ago.
As Arthur dies he returns his sword to the lady of the lake
ome big battles are mentioned, in which Arthur, who carries a shield with a picture of Sait Mary on it, leads his warriors against the Saxons so successfully, that what started off as an invasion turned out to become a more or less peaceful settlement after all. The invaders withdrew to certain parts of he country where they setteled down, cultivated the land and engaged in mixed marriages after some time. This was the origin of the English population - a mixture of Saxons and Celts that stayed unchanged up to the eleventh century, when the Normans arrived.
Text extracts from "The Elements of the Arthurian Tradition" by John Matthews
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