AN INTRODUCTION TO REX QUONDAM FUTURUSQUE
While my published works to date encompass far more than just the Age of Arthur, I have, of late, been working on articles, monographs and book projects which I believe will significantly add to the conversation regarding this pivotal period in history. In future issues of this personal journal, I plan to share with you some of these insights and findings.
The fifth and early sixth centuries were a violent era, an era of great upheaval and a period when an old world was dying and a new world being born. Birthing is inevitably a bloody business.
The only thing we know for certain about the Brittonic Era was that the Britons threw off the yoke of Imperial Rome and that for the next two centuries they managed to beat back the darkness of barbarism. All that we know, all that we owe, regarding learning, culture and civilization, is based on the deep foundations that were lain during this dark period.
Many and strange are the curious by-ways of this period’s history, hints of which lie hidden, like gems deep in a mine, to be dug out of ancient texts and obscure folklore. Even today, the evidence for the period remains ill known and poorly investigated.
Should you be curious as to this period and wish to explore the unexplained–or poorly explained–aspects of this legendary era, I invite you to follow my essays and arguments regarding the period about which so much has been written, yet so very little is know for certain.
Christopher Kiernan Coleman