The History of Leith

November 20, 2007

The Historia Brittonum

The Historia Brittonum, or The History of the Britons, is a historical work that was first written sometime shortly after AD 833, and exists in several recensions of varying difference. (A recension is a critical revision of a text, i.e. different editors have worked upon the text to produce various versions). It purports to relate the history of the Brythonic inhabitants of Britain from earliest times, and this text has been used to write a history of both Wales and England, for want of more reliable sources. Nennius is traditionally named as the author of the text, though this interpretation is questioned. for more click here

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