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The Saxon Shore by Jack Whyte
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Merlyn (Celt-Roman) during Arthur's orphaned childhood (4300AD) For 400 years, under the Pax Romana, the whole country of Britain was united. One set of laws, one system of government. When Rome withdrew small kingdoms formed under warlords, causing civil wars. Uther Pendragon was king in Cambria, Lot in Cornwall. Uther and Lot's wife Ygraine were Arthur's parents. Uther was Merlyn's cousin.
Arthur was Celt, Roman and Hibernian Scot(Ygraine)

Julius Caesar was born by Caesarian section.

Anglians came from Scandanavia but were different from the Danes. Saxons from Germany.

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