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.
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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.
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.
00pm) Uther Pendragon (Eric Bana), king of the Britons, is betrayed by his power-hungry brother Vortigern (Jude Law), who forges a deadly pact with dark sorcerer Mordred (Rob Knighton).
5th century: Vortigern invites Saxons to Britain To deal with aggression from the Picts and Scots, the Briton king turned to Saxony.
UTHER PENDRAGON (Eric Bana), king of the Britons, spirits away his son Arthur before being killed by his brother Vortigern (Jude Law).
Examining other literary figures from the 5th century such as Vortigern and Ambrosius, the authors also break down the plots of all the major Arthurian romances, including those by Chretien de Troyes, Sir Thomas Malory, and Robert de Boron, to reveal the historical events they are based on.
UTHER PENDRAGON (Eric Bana), king of the Britons, is betrayed by his powerhungry brother Vortigern Jude Law), who forges a deadly pact with dark sorcerer Mordred (Rob Knighton).
UTHER PENDRAGON (Eric Bana), king of the Britons, is betrayed by his powerhungry brother Vortigern (Jude Law), who forges a deadly pact with dark sorcerer Mordred (Rob Knighton).
Idris Elba, James McAvoy and Colin Farrell were offered roles in the film during its long gestation period, but all ultimately opted against taking part, leaving Jude Law, who plays Arthur's villainous uncle Vortigern, as the film's only A-list name.
After forging an alliance powered by the ambition of Vortigern (Jude Law), the last strong fortress of the Briton kingdom, Camelot, is attacked.
The digital-effect laden prologue doesn't leave much of an imprint, but merely acts as a way of moving the pieces into place: the king, Uther Pendragon (Eric Bana), is struck down, and his brother, Vortigern (Jude Law), embarks upon a reign of fear.
The extraction of the sword is an earth-shaking moment, its tremors felt as far away as the palace where Arthur's evil uncle Vortigern (Jude Law) frowns in recognition of the fact that his nephew must be alive after all, having escaped the family massacre we saw in the prologue.