The Works of Gildas and Nennius
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Paperback, 108 pages
Published January 11th 2012 by General Books
(first published October 14th 2010)
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Interesting especially if you like very early England/Ireland history. This document was apparently extracted from the bowels of the vatican and translated from latin around 1600, the document was actually written around 500 ad. Gildas - was a bit of a doomer and mostly quoted from scripture to make his point. Nennius I found much more interesting, traced genealogy ostensibly going back the the sons of Noah, detailed some of the incredibly pugilistic life of days gone by (we really haven't chang...more