Historia Brittonum‘The history of the Britons’
- Cambro-Latin texts
(fl. 9th century)
Welsh monk and student of Elvodugus (Elfoddw); best known from the prologue added to the Historia Brittonum, in which he is credited as the author of that work.
- Harleian recension
- London, British Library, MS Harley 3859 [s. xiex/xiiin]ff. 174v–190r, 195r–198rOn ff. 190r-195r, the Annales Cambriae (A-text) and the so-called Harleian genealogies are interpolated.
- Chartres recension
- Vatican recension
- Nennian recensionincludes
- Cambridge, University Library, MS Ff. 1. 27 [s. xii – s. xiv]ff. 7–20
- Gildasian recension
- Cambridge, University Library, MS Ff. 1. 27 [s. xii – s. xiv]
An abridged recension of the Historia Brittonum, commonly termed ‘Gildasian’ or ‘pseudo-Gildas’ because of its erroneous attribution to Gildas. It is close to the Harleian recension of the text and was in wide circulation during the later middle ages, from the 12th century onwards, so much so that David Dumville has called it the ‘vulgate’ recension.
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