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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2020 10:04 p.m. PST

"In the Historia Britonum of "Nennius" there is a list of 12 battles of "(King) Arthur" (these 12 battles are actually only 9 battle sites because 4 battles were fought in one of the sites). Arthurian scholars have come up wit various theories about this battle list: some have plotted location theories are for the 9 sites; some have claimed that the list is a composite made up of battles "lifted" from other sources. Some scholars have suggested that the battle list may have an earlier poem source. In our own researches we first found that the 8 of 9 battle sites certainly seem to match 8 of the 9 Saxons Shore sites of the Notita Dignitatum from Great Yarmouth (Glein) to Portsmouth (Badon), with them matching all in order which leaves us little doubt that it is surely right. We also later found a number of other sources lists also seemingly may match the HB 12 battles / 9 sites list (including the Pa Gur, and Gwallawg's battles, and the 12 monasteries, etc), and this seems to also confirm the "poem source" theory of others. Unfortunately various critics and skeptics have claimed that they can't see any matches of these other lists with the 12 battles of Arthur and the 9 SS sites (they also claim they dont see any good match of the 12 HB battles with the 9 SS sites), and our attempted write-ups and tables do not seem to be able to be understood by people. So the purpose of this page is to list many lists which seemingly might have some matches with the 12 battles list of the HB and the 9 SS sites. (4 asterisked lists we have not yet finished/done.) Our notes of possible matches wit the HB & SS sites are in square brackets after the sites in the lists (not exhaustive/finished yet.) We are not necessarily saying they all do match but we are sure that some certainly do. Among the more interesting are Gwallawg's sites…"
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Cerdic18 Oct 2020 7:12 a.m. PST

He seems to be very confused.

He appears to be suggesting that Arthur went around South-East England fighting his enemies at the sites of old Roman coastal fortifications. Obliging of them to turn up at the right place like that, isn't it!

The location of the famous Mount Badon is unknown. Among the many candidates for where it might be, Portsmouth has never been mentioned. There is nothing to link Portsmouth with Badon and seems an improbable location.

Finally, the dimwit can't even spell the word 'with'…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Oct 2020 3:01 p.m. PST

Glup!…


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Alcibiades18 Oct 2020 5:19 p.m. PST

What's with the name calling, especially over what is clearly a typo? At least the original author spent some time researching then took further time to publish his thoughts for others to consider.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Oct 2020 11:49 a.m. PST

(smile)


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