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Arthurian Tales Chronology

Arthurian Tales Chronology The chronology that runs through Arthurian Tales has been developed to establish the best possible unity between the various sources. This can be done only to a certain extent. Upon the reviewing the available material, an impasse presents itself rather quickly. The dates that have been provided by Bede and Nennius regarding the coming of the Saxons and Ambrosius Aurelianus contradict each other. Mintz utilizes the dates Nennius complied. It should be noted that only some of the dates from Bede need to be abandon to reconcile it with other sources. The writings of Bede provided essential details for the non-British elements. The theories of noteworthy scholars further temper the timeline of Arthurian Tales. Geoffrey Ashe's view that 'King Riotimus is King Arthur' forms a keystone in this four-book series. Mintz incorporates Professor Ian Wood's points on the episcopate of Bishop Germanus to give more precision to the events in the saint's life. Mintz further refines this chronology with his view on 'The British Appeal to Agitius'. Many may disagree with his interpretation, but due to the appeal's inherent time variance, an alternative explanation does not seem unrealistic.

Arthurian Chronology 440 to 454

440 Deacon Leo restored peace between Aëtius and Albinus.

441 ~Bishop Germanus went to Britain and formally condemned more Pelagian heretics.

441 ~Afterwards, he helped the son of Elafius. The Saxons subjugated the British provinces. Aëtius gave Farther Gaul to the Alans.

442 ~Bishop Germanus parlayed peace with King Goar and vowed to get it imperially endorsed.

442 ~Bishop Germanus died while in Ravenna.

442 ~Bishop Germanus received an imperial funeral procession back to Auxerre.

443 Pope Leo had great piles of books seized and burned in the city of Rome.

444 Albinus became consul.

444 By ways of Cain, Attila took his kingship from Bleda the Hun.

446 With no true contemporary fan-fare, Aëtius held his third consulship.

446 ~Majorian and Aëtius battled King Clodio of the Franks at the Scythian wedding [of King Goar who died.]

448 ~Attila received the sword of Ares from a herdsman.

450 Placidia died.

451 Attila assaulted Aureliani, a city of Gaul.

454 Valentinian the third killed Aëtius.

Arthurian Tales Chronology 382 to 420

Arthurian Tales Chronology 421 to 439

 

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