ESHotAC - Arthur, Dux Bellorum: The Siege of Mount Badon
Posted on 05/26/01 @ 12:00 AM
Arthur, Dux Bellorum: The Siege of Mount Badon.
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Following the departure of the Roman Legions from Britanny, during the first half of the fifth century AD, Scots and Picts began to raid the British Settlements, coming from the West and the North. In the year 446, the Britons appealed to the Commander of the Roman Armies, Aetius, in "The Groans of the Britons." No help came.
In the year 449, the British Ruler Vortigern, hired the Barbaric Jutes, from across the sea, to drive the raiders out of Britanny. This practice of hiring Barbarian mercenaries was common among Roman generals.The men leading this group of mercenaries were known as Hengist and Horsa. Thus, the Scots and Picts were soon driven out.
Meanwhile, the Jutes began to to grow in numbers upon the shores of Britanny. Soon afterward Vortigern was overthrown by these Barbarians.
Ambrosius Aurelianus succeded Vortigern, driving the Jutes back. In 465, the British army was finally defeated, the remanat retreating to western forests and hills of Wales. Soon following this, the Saxons joined the Jutes in their Pillage. Among these Saxons were the Gewissas, who combined forces with Jutes to form the West Saxons.
The Britons were slowly driven back until a new hero arose, Arthur. He was twelve time voted the Dux Bellorum, or Duke of Battles (General of the Armies). He fought twelve battles, the last being the siege of a great Roman fortress on Mount Badon.
Thus, the Siege of Mount Badon had begun...
**Arthur gathered the forces of Britanny against the heathens...
**Arthur led mail-clad cavalry , far superior to the Saxon infantry...
**The Saxons preferred a special land setup for farming, which took some period of time to prepare. Therefore, they used Briton Slaves to grow crops first...
**The Battle of Mount Badon has no confirmed spot of occurence. I chose the popular Badbury Rings in Dorsetshire England. For pics goto: