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Author Heywood, Simon, 1969- author.

Title Legend of Vortigern [electronic resource] / Simon Heywood.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2013]


Description 1 online resource (160 pages)
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Series Ancient legends retold
Ancient legends retold.
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Summary The only modern story of the legendary king who invited the English to Britain and discovered Arthur's mentor, MerlinThe tragedy of King Arthur is one segment of a vast cycle, the "Matter of Britain," stretching across generations of early British kings. Vortigern is central to this cycle. King two generations before Arthur, he opens Britain to the Saxons, ancestors of the modern English. Rising from humble roots, he takes center stage at court in a crisis moment, plays and loses a vicious game of Dark Age power-politics, and is driven into exile in mountain wilderness, there to encounter dragons, demons, prophecy-and a child who turns out to be Merlin. He meets a hauntingly violent end at the hands of Arthur's future father and uncle. Vortigern's is a tale of courage, cowardice, glory and crime, tragedy and treason. He is virtually forgotten by modern readers-until now.
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Subject Vortigern, active 450 -- Romances.
Britons -- Kings and rulers -- Folklore.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
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Cover Title Ancient legends retold. The legend of Vortigern
Other Form: Print version: Heywood, Simon, 1969- Legend of Vortigern. Stroud : The History Press, 2013. 9780752490045 (pbk.) : (Uk)016233457
ISBN 9780752493701 (e-pub)
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