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  • The Revolution

    Britain prospered in the latter days of the empire, but the wealth that came from its lucrative grain trade went to the rural aristocracy. Religion exacerbated the tensions between them and the urban poor. When St. Martin's militant …

  • Vortigernos

    To defend against the raids from the Saxons, Picts and Scots, High King Vortigernos made a fateful decision, following the pattern of Rome to hire Saxon _foederati_. When the diocesan council refused to pay them as agreed, however, …

  • Ambrosius Aurelianus

    Raised in the court of the Patrician Aëtius in Gaul, Ambrosius returned to his homeland to become the _rex Romanorum_ of the Britains. He won some success in the wars against the Saxons, but saw slowly watched his dreams die as …

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