The ruin of Britain, and other works

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Phillimore, 1978 - History - 162 pages
Gildas wrote this about 540 AD or just before when he was forty three years old. It is a fierce denunciation of the rulers and churchmen of his day, prefaced by a brief explanation of how these evils came to be. This preface is the only surviving narrative history of fifth century Britain.

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Contents

HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION
1
THE RUIN OF BRITAIN
13
FRAGMENTS OF LOST LETTERS OF GILDAS
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