SMC226H1 Lecture 2: The British past, Geoffrey & Arthur

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Native britons, ethnically celts, still britons during roman governing in britannia, with romans also inhabiting there. Britons left the island of britain to the armorican peninsula, founding brittany, the bretons. Map of england not changed much since the 6th c scottish boarder often contested, but not. Cornwall at the south-west, often ignored conquest of cornwall took a lot longer. Administratively part of england but culturally separate and closer to wales. Gildas, 5-6th c roman-british: anglo-saxon attempt at conquest in his time ended with the saxon defeat at. Badon hill he thought this was the defeat of the english, and at the time it was but the english came back and won. Most of his history is of england, after the. Saxons take over [bernicia, etc] of which he has a lot of information about: arthur was the last character before the english conquest. Cornwall submitted to the saxons but wales did not england tried many times to conquer the.

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