Vortigern Studies Index
Vortigern l Dark Ages l Wansdyke l Sources l Arthur l Archaeology l Re-enactment
The Anglian Collection
Collection of Anglo-Saxon royal genealogies was
defined and printed as a group by David Dumville
in Anglo-Saxon England 5 (1976), 23-50. He
recognised that the genealogies incorporated into
the Historia Brittonum derived from an earlier
version of this collection, but did not include
them. I have combined all four versions in
tabular form to make comparisons easier.
A slightly different version on Britannia, with
additions marked. This electronic edition was
edited, proofed, and prepared by Douglas B.
Killings, July 1996.
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
The same one as above, but added as it is the
original: Online Medieval and Classical Library
Anglo-Saxon Culture: Old
A links page, full of Anglo-Saxon literature,
texts and similar stuff, like art, archaeology,
The Annales Cambrie
great Latin text by Keith Matthews This text
exists in three very different versions. The
popular publication of Nenniuss
Historia Brittonum (edited by John Morris)
includes a version that conflates the earliest
text (Harleian MS 3859, otherwise known as ) with
the others, but only up to the point at which
Version A stops recording events. The text of
Version A posted here is based on the much better
text printed by Egerton Phillimore in Y Cymmrodor
9 (1888), 141-83.
Discussiongroup. For any discussion on Arthurian,
Dark Ages and other matter, join into this
discussion! For Vortigern or Wansdyke, simply
type in the name and follow what's been proposed
over the years.
of Archaeology, History and Exploration. Good
subjects, but with sparce links.
Bede-the Dark Ages:
A short page from The Dark Ages site.
Bede.Net is a large, academic source for the
study of the Venerable Bede. The site about Bede
and his times. Bede.Netis maintained by Stephen
Harris and Scott DeGregorio, have both published
Bede the Venerable
Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum' from the St.
Bede's World tells the remarkable story of the
life and times of the Venerable Bede (AD 673-735),
the Northumbrian boy who grew up to be one of the
greatest scholars of the Early Middle Ages. Bede's
World is managed by Jarrow 700 AD Ltd., which is
a registered charity.
A very fine,
but still young, collection of texts. this one is
worth to visit it time and again, for it's
The Bodleian Library, University of Oxford. If it
is science, it's here.
Bonedd Gwyr y Gogledd
text (Pedigrees of the Men of the North) by Keith
Matthews is a collection found in a number of
manuscripts, principally Peniarth MS 45. This text is based on that MS
The Historical Arthur on
Arthurian site, though a bit biased towards the 'Riothamus'
solution, small wonder since Geoffrey Arthur Ashe
(the proverbial 'godfather' of Riothamus) is
- Brut (MS Cotton Caligula)
Middle English text by Layamon, fl.1200,
in fact 838 pages! One of the many electronic
texts published by the Electronic Text
Center at the University of Virginia.
- CISP: Celtic Inscribed
Stones Project on-line database:
If I could give then six stars, I would have.This
selection of all Celtic inscribed stones is one
of the very best sites I've come across. Large,
navigable, free, and with a wealth of information
that others would rather sell. In this collection,
every inscribed cross is shown, with a good
bibliography (quotes from old prints), comments
and pictures where available. Indispensable!
- Ceridwen's Cauldron:
This is a selection of on-line articles from the
Oxford Arthurian Society magazine, Ceridwen's
Cauldron. The magazine has been published since
1985 and is distributed to all members of the
Oxford Arthurian Society.
- Christian Classics Ethereal
This site contains a wealth of Classic Christian
books in electronic format, selected for your
edification. There is enough good reading
material here to last you a lifetime, if you give
each work the time it deserves! All of the books
on this server are believed to be in the public
domain in the United States unless otherwise
specified. Copy them freely for any purpose.
Outside of the US, check your local copyright
- Classics Pages:
Welcome to The Classics Pages. You'll find over
500 pages of news, information, games and
controversy about the life, literature, art and
archaeology of the mostly early classical world
of Greece & Rome. A large site - take your
- Electronic Text Center
The Electronic Text Center's holdings include
approximately 45,000 on- and off-line humanities
texts in twelve languages, with more than 50,000
related images (book illustrations, covers,
manuscripts, newspaper pages, page images of
Special Collections books, museum objects, etc.).
- Essays in History
in History is published annually by the graduate
students of the University of Virginia's Corcoran
Department of History.
- Fathers of the Church:
A wealth of texts from the Fathers of the Church
on this New Advent Catholic site.
- Forum Romanum (Classical Literature)
this site is very much about classical Rome, it
has a collection of e-texts that has surpassad by
only a few others. The Latin collection is the
best I've seen yet.
- Geoffrey Of Monmouth
History of The Kings of Britain ('Historia Regum
Britanniae') by J. A. Giles, a website from Gordd
- Gildas The de excidio
There are two well known texts of Gildas used
today; that of Theodor Mommsen in the Monumenta
Germaniae Historia and that of Michael
Winterbottom, which is basically a revised
version of Mommsens. Keith matthews has
made a few changes for this version in Latin.
- Global Index of the St. Pachomius Library:
Alphabetical list of Orthodox patristic texts,
liturgical documents, and saints' lives of all
eras available without charge on the Net.
- Gordd Cymru
One of the
very best resources on the web for Arthurian
- The Harleian genealogies
geneaologies are the earliest surviving group of
lineages for Welsh princely families. They are
preserved in a single manuscript (the same as
that containing the A version of the Annales
Cambrie), dating from around 1100 and printed
in a diplomatic edition by Egerton Phillimore in Y
Cymmrodor 9 (1888), 141-83. This text,
by Keith Matthews, reproduces Phillimores
- The Historia Brittonum
This text (in
Latin from Keith Matthews) exists in a variety of
versions, some of which claim to be the work of
Nennius, some of which claim to be the work of
Gildas, while the majority are without any
ascription whatsoever. The standard
text is that of Theodore Mommsen in the Monumenta
Germaniae Historia series, but it is a conflation
of different versions without regard to the
complex history of development.
- Internet Classics Archive:
Select from a list of 441 works of classical
literature by 59 different authors, including
user-driven commentary and "reader's choice"
Web sites. Mainly Greco-Roman works (some Chinese
and Persian), all in English translation.
- The Internet Medieval Sourcebook
Now part of
the ORB, edited by Paul Halsall, this immense on-line
database knows no counterpart. You'll find many
medieval sources here, such as Ammianus
Marcellinus, the Notitia Dignitatum, Orosius,
Procopius, Gildas, Bede and Nennius.
- Jesus College MS 20
related to the Harleian genealogies are those
from Jesus College MS 20, folios 33r to 41r, by
Keith Matthews. Drawing on the same body of
material, they contain variants and additions
that suggest that they do not derive from them;
there are links where the two traditions over the
same ground. However, the Jesus College
genealogies are much later in date than the
Harleian and therefore rather less reliable. They
were printed in Y Cymmrodor 8 (1887), 83-9.
- Keith Matthews Historical
resources for Dark Age Britain:
This page acts as an index to the Latin texts of
primary sources for the fifth to seventh
centuries in Britain. Some of them are maintained
on site, others are links to texts held elsewhere.
A very useful site, and Keith Mattews has done
much work on this.
- Late Antiquity:
from the Department of Greek and Latin of Ohio
State University. The list LT-ANTIQ is not easily
accessible when stumbled upon, as it is separated
by year, but submissions by authors such as R.W.
Burgess, Ralph Mathisen, Steve Muhlberger, Paul
Halsall make a search worthwile! Older ones (Michigan) date from
1996 to 1998. There are also discussiongroups for
Early, Middle and Late Classic subjects.
- Latin Library:
A part of the 'Classics Page from the Ad Fontes
Academy, sporting a range of Latin texts, which
have been drawn from different sources. Many have
been scanned and formatted from texts in the
Public Domain. Others have been downloaded from
various sites on the Net (some of which have
- Project Gutenberg:
Project Gutenberg aims at aquiring a stupendous
amount of titles as soon as the y enter the
Public Domain before the end of the year 2001,
when we are scheduled to complete our 10,000 book
Project Gutenberg Electronic Public Library.
- The Roman Map of Britain:
In 1994 the author began a study of the British
section of a manuscript known as The Ravenna
Cosmography. As a matter of course, other
sources of period place-names were examined.
Primary among those were the Antonine
Itineraries, Ptolemy's Geography, and
the Notitia Dignitatum. A great site was
- Society for Late
site by the University of South Carolina, with
many websites from everywhere specialized in Late
- TEAMS Middle English
The TEAMS Middle English Texts are published for TEAMS (The Consortium for the
Teaching of the Middle Ages) in association with
the University of Rochester by Medieval
Institute Publications, Western Michigan
University, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Their goal is to
make available to teachers and students texts
which occupy an important place in the literary
and cultural canon but which have not been
readily available in student editions.
- The Welsh Triads:
A Gordd Cymru page on the Welsh Triads or Trioedd
- A Visual Tour through
With an emphasis on Gaul and the time of Gregory
of Tours, compiled by Steve Muhlberger, initially
for the benefit of Nipissing University students.
- William of Malmesbury's
Another Gordd Cymru page, this time on the
Chronicle by William of Malmesbury. Translation
by Rev. John Sharpe, 1815. J.A. Giles, editor.
London: George Bell and Sons, 1904.