Category Archives: Post Roman Britain

British Sea-Power in the Age of Arthur

The Brittonic Period–the fifth and early sixth centuries of Britain–was a pivotal period in British history and as such it remains the subject of much contentious debate; despite decades of discussion, for example, there is still no academic agreement as … Continue reading

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WAS LINDISFARNE A BRITTONIC NAVAL BASE IN THE AGE OF ARTHUR?

  The “Holy Island” of Lindisfarne off the coast of northeastern England is notable for the great monastery established there in the early 7th century, as well as for its most famous expression of Medieval religious art, The Lindisfarne Gospel.[1]  … Continue reading

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Germanus & St. Collen. The Beginnings of Independent Britain Part II

  Germanus and the Beginnings of Independent Britain II: Germanus and St. Collen In the previous essay on Germanus of Auxerre, we asserted the basic historicity of Constantius’ hagiography of the famous Gaulish bishop and while wishing the biographer had … Continue reading

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FIRE VS ICE: WHAT ENDED CLASSICAL CIVILIZATION?

“The bay trees in our country are all wither’d,                                                          And meteors fright the fixed stars of heaven;                                                              The pale-fac’d moon looks bloody on the earth                                                        And lean-look’d prophets whisper fearful change;” —-Shakespeare The decline and fall of the Roman Empire … Continue reading

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Of Crows and Men: The Mystery of Bran

Once upon a time all crows were white; did you know this? That venerable gentleman Chaucer tells the tale of Phoebus, whom some call Apollo, who once had a lady love whom he kept in his earthly home and whom … Continue reading

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The Real Dance of the Dragons

  In George R. R. Martin’s magnum opus, Songs of Fire and Ice, the latest published volume, A Dance With Dragons, as well as in the similarly named episode of the television series, makes passing reference to a curious tale … Continue reading

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Germanus and the Beginnings of Independent Britain

Germanus of Auxerre’s Life, writen by Constantius of Lyon around 480 or so, stands as an important document for the study of post Roman Britain—more properly the Brittonic Period or Age of Arthur.  As such, one wishes it were more … Continue reading

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Fighting Bishops of the Dark Ages: or Why You Shouldn’t Fall Asleep in Church

FIGHTING BISHOPS OF THE DARK AGES Has anyone every wondered why the bishop is a game piece on the chessboard?  Chess is, after all, a game of ritualized warfare and the bishop is one of the more active pieces in … Continue reading

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What’s the Matter with the Matter of Britain?

What’s the Matter with the matter of Britain?  I dare say quite a bit, apparently. While stories of King Arthur, his knights and various and sundry other personalities from fifth and sixth century AD Britain have been circulating for a … Continue reading

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The Once and Future Blog about the Age of Arthur

While my interests encompass far more than just the Age of Arthur (ca. the fifth and sixth centuries AD in the British Isles and neighboring lands), I have been working on several articles which I believe add to the conversation regarding this … Continue reading

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