De excidio et conquestu Britanniae‘On the ruin/destruction and conquest of Britain’
- Cambro-Latin texts, sermons and homilies
A long Latin sermon by the British cleric Gildas (fl. first half of the 6th century) concerning the state of Britain.
(fl. 5th–6th century)
Author of De excidio et conquestu Britanniae
- London, British Library, MS Cotton Vitellius A vi [s. xi (x?)]Badly mutilated during the Cotton fire (1731). Missing portions have been supplied from two sixteenth-century editions.
- Text of Polydore Vergil (1525)
- Text of Josselin (1568)
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