They were largely cleared from the island and reduced to subjection.But when this same Arthur, after many victories which he won gloriously in Britain and in Gaul, was summoned at last from human activity, the way was open for the Saxons to go again into the islane, and there was great oppression of the Britons, destruction of churches and persecution of saints.Since they were pagans and of devilish character, lusting by their nature to shed human blood, they drew many evils upon the Britons.Presently their pride was checked for a while through the great Arthur, king of the Britons.note from Brittanica.com: There are enough similarities with Geoffrey’s “History” that some have questioned whether Goeznovious might be of later date, i.e. But, unless William’s original source, “Ystoria Britannica,” is found and proves otherwise, we have to consider the possibility that Geoffrey may have used Goeznovious as a source.– “The Deeds of the Kings of England (De Gestis Regum Anglorum)” (c. note: Vortigern’s son, Vortimer] died the strength of the Britons diminished and all hope left them.
The original sources for the legend of King Arthur come from a few Welsh texts.
By 1225, monks in France had written The Vulgate Cycle, telling of the holy grail from the death of Jesus Christ to the death of Arthur, and included the romance of Lancelot and Guinevere.
This story became the standard version used throughout Europe.
Year 93, The Strife of Camlann in which Arthur and Medraut fell.” The early dates of the above works indicate little or no relation to the later English/French embellishments of Arthur, which Geoffrey of Monmouth popularized.
texts that are built on the above works, in chronological order, are: 1) William, Chaplain to Bishop Eudo of Leon – “Legend of St. 1019) “In the course of time, the usurping king Vortigern, to buttress the defence of the kingdom of Great Britain which he unrighteously held, summoned warlike men from the land of Saxony and made them his allies in the kingdom.