Vortigern


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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.
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 to Kent to help withstand the Picts and Scots. Later he quarreled and fought with Hengist and Horsa.
References in classic literature ?
By my faith, I could pardon the unhappy Vortigern, had he half the cause that we now witness, for making shipwreck of his honour and his kingdom.
It supplies the names of the earliest Saxon leaders, Hengist and Horsa (who also figure in the 'Anglo-Saxon Chronicle'), and narrates at length their treacherous dealings with Vortigern.
In Geoffrey of Monmouth's History of the Kings of Britain, Merlin tells King Vortigern at Kaermerdin near Mount Snowdon that there are two dragons sleeping in a pool of water (vi.
Learning to master Excalibur, King Arthur must unite the people to defeat the tyrant Vortigern, who stole his crown and murdered his parents to become king.
But the tables have turned this time - now Charlie, 35, is in the hero title role to Jude's villain, the tyrant Vortigern.
It will star Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) as King Arthur, Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes) as the villain Vortigern, and Eric Bana (Star Trek) as Arthur's father Uther Pendragon.
What at first seems feasible becomes incredibly difficult when King Vortigern finds a way to put restrictions on magical traveling, forcing Ramsey to travel through each Magical Realm before she can cross into the Golden Fairy Realm.
In the first section this entails an exploration of the editing and publication of Shakespeare (both real and forged) which investigates: the increasing professionalization of Shakespearean scholarship and its indebtedness to the methods of biblical and classical studies; the figure of the genius as it came to be associated with Shakespeare; the ways in which contemporary reviews exemplified the enthusiasm for Shakespeare in the literary marketplace, and, concomitantly, how Vortigern and Double Falsehood could be seen as "creations of th[is] drive for literary monumentalization" (94).
And in their days Hengest and Horsa, invited by Vortigern, king of the Britons landed in Britain in a place that is called Ipwinesfleet, at first to help the Britons, but they afterwards fought against them.
Roedd un yn stori Gwrtheyrn a'r llall yn stori Vortigern, un gan Gymro Cymraeg a'r llall gan rhywun di-Gymraeg.
In this year Hengest and Horse fought agaist king Vortigern .