Brut y Saeson

The Chronicle of the Saxons (Welsh: Brut y Saeson) is a Welsh-language chronicle running from 683 to 1197.[1] One manuscript attributes it to Caradog of Llancarfan.[2] It appears to consist primarily of passages of the Chronicle of the Princes and the Annals of Winchester, with other minor sources as well.[3]

Opening lines of Brut y Saeson (Red Book of Hergest version MS 111: Dyma weithion ddechreu brut y saeson ac fel y gwledychassant... (Here are the events of the start of the Chronicle of the Saxons and how they ruled...)

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  1. ^ Turner, Sharon. The history of the Anglo-Saxons from the earliest period to the Norman conquest, Vol. 1. Baudry's European Library, 1840. Accessed 19 Feb 2013.
  2. ^ Baynes, Thomas (ed.) The Encyclopædia Britannica, Vol. 5. "Celtic Literature". Scribner's Sons, 1833. Accessed 19 Feb 2013.
  3. ^ Lappenberg, J.M. & al. A History Of England Under The Anglo-saxon Kings. 1845. Accessed 19 Feb 2013.

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