Chapter Four. Britain and Ireland, c.500

  1. Pauline Stafford Professor specialist
  1. Barbara Yorke Professor

Published Online: 27 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444311020.ch4

A Companion to the Early Middle Ages: Britain and Ireland, c.500-c.1100

A Companion to the Early Middle Ages: Britain and Ireland, c.500-c.1100

How to Cite

Yorke, B. (2009) Britain and Ireland, c.500, in A Companion to the Early Middle Ages: Britain and Ireland, c.500-c.1100 (ed P. Stafford), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444311020.ch4

Editor Information

  1. Liverpool University, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Winchester, England

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 3 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405106283

Online ISBN: 9781444311020

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Keywords:

  • Britain and Ireland, c.500–c.750;
  • King Arthur, beginning his life as British folk-hero;
  • late Roman background;
  • Roman province of Britannia Secunda;
  • Picts, mysterious people with customs and language different Britain;
  • Germanic settlers, dividing into Angles, Saxons, and Jutes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Sources and Approaches

  • The Late Roman Background

  • The Break with Rome

  • The Irish

  • The Picts

  • The British

  • The Anglo-Saxons

  • Ethnic Identity

  • Conclusion

  • Further Reading

  • Bibliography