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The 'Cities' of Vortigern

This section explores all sites that are somehow connected with the diverse reports of him crossing the country, 'building a city', in which he later met a fiery death.

Most of these 'Cities', or Caers as they are called in Welsh, are situated in Wales. However, the group is far from homogeneous, ranging from the classic Iron Age forts to Roman forts as well as Medieval castles.

The picture shows the symbol for the fort of Dubris (modern Dover) as depicted in the Notitia Dignitatum. Dubris is one of the cities and forts depicted on the insignia of the Comes Litoris Saxonici (the Count of the 'Saxon Shore'), which shows several under his command. The Notitia Dignitatum was a Late Roman list of military commands and civic offices in the Roman Empire, probably from around 400-425. British Musem MS Canon Misc. 378 folio 153v

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