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By Antonia Gransden

Utilizing a number of resources together with chronicles, annals, secular and sacred biographies and monographs on neighborhood histories Historical Writing in England by means of Antonia Gransden bargains a accomplished severe survey of ancient writing in England from the mid-sixth century to the early 16th century. in keeping with the learn of the assets themselves, those volumes additionally provide a serious evaluate of secondary assets and historiographical improvement.

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He tells legends of the early invaders of Ireland and Scotland. Though the Irish arrived in pre-Christian times, the legends associate their first arrival with biblical events: they were descendants of a Scythian prince who had 68 69 70 71 HB, c. 63. See Jackson in Celt and Saxon, pp. 32-3,42,46, 50, 55, 59. See also N. K. Chadwick in Celt and Saxon, pp. 156-64 passim. HB, cc. 31, 36-46 passim. For Nennius's account see H. M. Chadwick, The Origin of the English Nation (Cambridge 1924), pp. 37 et seq.

1 et seq. y 45 These two MSS. are Durham MS. B II. 35, a late twelfth-century volume from Durham cathedral priory, and Corpus Christi College Cambridge MS. 139, a late twelfth-century volume probably from Hexham priory: see N. R. Ker, Medieval Libraries of Great Britain (London 1941), p. 55 (Mommsen, p. 124, and Lot, Nennius, p. 3, attribute this MS. to Sawley). 46 The Irish text is published by J. H. Todd and A. Herbert, Leabhar Breathnach. , Dublin 1848). Mommsen published a Latin translation by H.

He gives a legend concerning Vortigern's death in the Arx Guorthigirni on the river Teivi: the place can be identified as a vast Iron Age earthwork called Craig 55 HB, c. 14. See Lot, Nennius, p. 157 n. 2 (who gives the Irish as dam octbr), and H. Zimmer, Nennius Vindicatus (Berlin 1893), pp. 221-2. , p. 217; Edward Gwynn, 'The metrical Dindshenchas', pt iii (Royal Irish Todd Lecture series, x, 1913), p. 4*9? line 15; Whitley Stokes, 'The prose tales in the Rennes Dindshenschas' in Revue Celtique, xvi (1895), p.

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