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1st Millennium Events, 4th Century Events
1st Millennium Events, 4th Century Events, Romans Leave Britain
In 383 the Romans withdrew from Britain.
Gildas. 19. No sooner were they gone, than the Piets and Scots, like worms which in the heat of mid-day come forth from their holes, hastily land again from their canoes, in which they had been carried beyond the Cichican valley, differing one from another in manners, but inspired with the same avidity for blood, and all more eager to shroud their villainous faces in bushy hair than to cover with decent clothing those parts of their body which required it. Moreover, having heard of the departure of our friends, and their resolution never to return, they seized with greater boldness than before on all the country towards the extreme north as far as the wall. To oppose them there was placed on the heights a garrison equally slow to fight and ill adapted to run away, a useless and panic-struck company, which slumbered away days and nights on their unprofitable watch. Meanwhile the hooked weapons of their enemies were not idle, and our wretched countrymen were dragged from the wall and dashed against the ground. Such premature death, however, painful as it was, saved them from seeing the miserable sufferings of their brothers and children. But why should I say more? They left their cities, abandoned the protection of the wall, and dispersed themselves in flight more desperately than before. The enemy, on the other hand, pursued them with more unrelenting cruelty than before, and butchered our countrymen like sheep, so that their habitations were like those of savage beasts; for they turned their arms upon each other, and for the sake of a little sustenance, imbrued their hands in the blood of their fellow-countrymen. Thus foreign calamities were augmented by domestic feuds; so that the whole country was entirely destitute of provisions, save such as could be procured in the chase.
1st Millennium Events, 6th Century Events
1st Millennium Events, 6th Century Events, Battle of Salisbury
Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 552. This year Cynric fought with the Britons on the spot that is called Sarum [Map], and put them to flight. Cerdic was the father of Cynric, Cerdic was the son of Elesa, Elesa of Esla, Esla of Gewis, Gewis of Wye, Wye of Frewin, Frewin of Frithgar, Frithgar of Brand, Brand of Balday, Balday of Woden. In this year Ethelbert, the son of Ermenric, was born, who on the two and thirtieth year of his reign received the rite of baptism, the first of all the kings in Britain.
1st Millennium Events, 6th Century Events, Battle of Beran Burg
1st Millennium Events, 6th Century Events, Battle of Cúl Dreimhne
In 560 (other sources indicate between 555 and 561) the Battle of Cúl Dreimhne, or the Battle of the Book, at north-west Ireland. Some sources describes the cause of the battle as being over the copyright of a book that Saint Columba had copied. Other sources suggest the battle was over the killing of Diarmait of Curnán (son of Áed mac Echach King Connaught), who was under Saint Columba's protection, by Diarmait mac Cerbaill High King of Ireland.
1st Millennium Events, 6th Century Events, Battle of Wibbandun
1st Millennium Events, 6th Century Events, Battle of Dyrham
In 577 Ceawlin King Wessex and his son Cuthwine (age 12) won a major victory over the Britons at the Battle of Dyrham at Hinton Hill Dyrham, Gloucestershire. The victory of resulted in the capture of Gloucester, Gloucestershire [Map], Cirencester, Gloucestershire [Map] and Bath [Map].
Coinmail Briton, Condidan Briton and Farinmail Briton were killed.
1st Millennium Events, 6th Century Events, Battle of Fethan Leag