(The Annales Cambriae) is the oldest Chronicle of Welsh affairs that we possess. It is derived from three different copies, which, for the purpose of reference. Annales Cambriae The Annals of Wales Harleian – Easter altered on the Lord’s Day by Pope Leo, Bishop of Rome. – St. Brigid is born. – St. The Annales Cambriae (the Welsh Annals) were written in south-west Wales around (somewhat ironically) in Latin. Who wrote them.

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The primary text of this translation is from the Harleian manuscript, the earliest copy of the Annales Cambriae which has survived.

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No permission is granted for commercial use. The Battle of Badon, in which Arthur carried the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ for three days and three nights on his shoulders and the Britons were the victors. The battle of Camlann, in which Arthur and Medraut fell: The great death [plague] in which Maelgwn, king of Annalew died. Then was the yellow plague.


The Annals of Wales

The battle of Caer Legion [Chester]. And there died Selyf son of Cynan. And Iago son of Beli slept [died].

Gwyddgar comes and does not return. On the Kalends of January the battle of Meigen; and there Edwin was killed with his two sons; but Cadwallon was the victor. The first celebration of Easter among the Saxons.

The second battle of Badon. Night was as bright as day. Beli son of Elffin dies. And the battle of Hehil among the Cornish, the battle of Cmabriae Maelog, the battle of Pencon among the south Britons, and the Britons were the victors in those three battles. Battle between the Picts and cambriad Briton, annalea is the battle of Mocetauc.

And their king Talorgan is killed by the Britions. A battle between the Britons and the Saxons, that is the battle of Hereford and Dyfnwal son of Tewdwr dies.

Offa king of the Mercians and Maredudd king of the Demetians die, and the battle of Rhuddlan. There was great thunder and it caused many fires.


Tryffin son of Rhain died. And Gruffydd son of Cyngen is killed by treachery by his brother Elisedd after an interval of two months.

Hywel triumphed over the island of Mona and he drove Cynan from there with a great loss of his own army. Hywel was again expelled from Mona. Cynan the king dies. The fortress of Degannwy is destroyed by the Saxons and they took the kingdom of Powys into their own control.

The battle annnales Conwy. Vengeance for Rhodri at God’s hand. Vermin like moles with two teeth fell from the air and ate everything up; they were cambriqe out by fasting and prayer. Cadell son of Arthfael was poisoned. Cyngen son of Elisedd was poisoned.

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And Eneuris bishop in Mynyw died. And strathclyde was laid wasted by the Saxons. And Cadwgan son of Owain is killed by the Saxons.