The Works of Gildas and Nennius
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The Works of Gildas and Nennius

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: MR. GUNN'S PREFACE. The Editor, some years since, during a residence in Rome, obtained permission to search the library of the Vatican palace, for manuscripts relating to the history and affai...more
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
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On the Ruin of Britain (Parts I and II) The Works of Gildas and Nennius, Tr. by J.A. Giles Liber querulus de excidio Britanniae. English The ruin of Britain and other works Gildae De excidio Britanniae, fragmenta, liber de paenitentia, accedit et Lorica Gildae: The ruin of Britain, Fragments from lost letters, The penitential, together with The Lorica of Gildas. Edited by Hugh Williams

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