Issue 121 - The Elegy of Geraint
In issue 121 of Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy, we take a look at warfare in the British Isles during Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages. Of course, everyone's favourite legendary English king plays a role too! The online article provides information on a very real battle (at least according to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle) fought between the native Britons and invading Saxons. The exact site of this raid in AD 501 is contested, but Portchester seems a likely candidate. This battle may have marked the death of Geraint the Great, whose history is further detailed in the Elegy of Geraint, which is found in the Black Book of Carmarthen.