Vortigern(redirected from Vortegern)
Vortigern(vôr`tĭgərn), 5th cent., tribal king of Britons in Wales and S England. Tradition transmitted by Bede says that Vortigern invited the Germanic leaders Hengist and HorsaHengist and Horsa
, names of two brothers who, according to tradition, led the Jutish invasion of Britain and founded the kingdom of Kent. Hengist would more properly be written Hengest.
..... Click the link for more information. to Kent to help withstand the Picts and Scots. Later he quarreled and fought with Hengist and Horsa.