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  Kingdoms of British Celts - Dumnonia / Dumnonii
The main portion of Dumnonia in modern Devon (the Defnas, or 'deep valley dweller' Britons) fell to the West Seaxe between 652-685, while the Cornish remnant was still fully independent
The remaining British territory is known as the Kingdom of Cerniu / Cernyw / Kernow (or Cornwall, meaning "the Welsh of Corniu", to the Saxons).
The men of Cornish Dumnonia clash with the Wessex Saxons of Devon at the Battle of Galford.
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  Dumnonia information - Search.com
Dumnonia was a Brythonic kingdom of sub-Roman Britain, located in the south-west peninsula of modern England and covering Cornwall, Devon, most of Somerset and possibly part of Dorset.
Traditionally, Cado’s son was Constantine of Dumnonia, the man reproached by the contemporary writer, Gildas, in the early 6th century.
Conflict between Dumnonia and the Anglo-Saxons of Wessex began to increase in the 7th century.
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  Dumnonia Information
Dumnonia was a Brythonic kingdom of sub-Roman Britain, located in the south-west peninsula of modern England and covering Cornwall, Devon, most of Somerset and possibly part of Dorset.
Traditionally, Cado’s son was Constantine of Dumnonia, the man reproached by the contemporary writer, Gildas, in the early 6th century.
Conflict between Dumnonia and the Anglo-Saxons of Wessex began to increase in the 7th century.
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 Geraint of Dumnonia
Geraint, King of Dumnonia[?], ruled in the early eighth century.
During his reign, Wessex is believed to have conquered the lands that became the county of Devon in a series of battles that culminated in a victory of Wessex and Sussex forces under Ine in AD A letter survives addressed to him from Aldhelm on the Easter Problem[?].
It is clear that in the later seventh century the British in Cornwall and Devon still observed Easter on the dates the Celtic church had calculated, at variance with Catholic practice.
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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Dumnonia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dumnonia was a Brythonic kingdom of sub-Roman Britain, located in the south-west peninsula of modern England and covering Cornwall, Devon, most of Somerset and possibly part of Dorset.
Traditionally, Cado’s son was Constantine of Dumnonia, the man reproached by the contemporary writer, Gildas, in the early 6th century.
Conflict between Dumnonia and the Anglo-Saxons of Wessex began to increase in the 7th century.
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  Dumnonia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dumnonia was a Brythonic kingdom of sub-Roman Britain, located in the south-west peninsula of modern England and covering Cornwall, Devon, most of Somerset and possibly part of Dorset.
Traditionally, Cado’s son was Constantine of Dumnonia, the man reproached by the contemporary writer, Gildas, in the early 6th century.
Conflict between Dumnonia and the Anglo-Saxons of Wessex began to increase in the 7th century.
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 Kingdoms of British Celts - Dumnonia
The eastern half of Dumnonia is permanently captured by Wessex.
The remaining British territory is known as the Kingdom of Cerniu / Cernyw / Kernow (or Cornwall, meaning "the Welsh of Corniu", to the Saxons).
The men of Cornish Dumnonia clash with the Wessex Saxons of Devon at the Battle of Galford.
www.kessler-web.co.uk /History/KingListsBritain/BritainDumnonia.htm   (632 words)

  
 Geraint of Dumnonia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During his reign, it is believed that Dumnonia came repeatedly into conflict with neighbouring Anglo-Saxon Wessex who started to control what became the county of Somerset.
Geraint was the last recorded king of a unified Dumnonia, with subsequent kings (eg Doniert, Huwell) reigned over a reducing area of influence that eventually encompassed only a part of Cornwall.
William F. Skene and other scholars suggest Geraint of Dumnonia be identified as the warrior eulogized in the poem Battle of Llongborth, traditionally ascribed to Llywarch Hen.
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 Geraint of Dumnonia Information
During his reign, it is believed that Dumnonia came repeatedly into conflict with neighbouring Anglo-Saxon Wessex who started to control what became the county of Somerset.
Geraint was the last recorded king of a unified Dumnonia, with subsequent kings (eg Doniert, Huwell) reigned over a reducing area of influence that eventually encompassed only a part of Cornwall.
William F. Skene and other scholars suggest Geraint of Dumnonia be identified as the warrior eulogized in the poem Battle of Llongborth, traditionally ascribed to Llywarch Hen.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Geraint_of_Dumnonia   (321 words)

  
 Dumnonii - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The name of Dumnonia in Celtic is Dunein or Dyfnaint (the latter is more accurately used just for Devon).
Dumnonia was believed by some to be effectively a collection of sub-kingdoms.
As the eastern boundary of Brythonic Dumnonia receded to the west, the tribe's history becomes indistinguishable from that of the Kingdom of Cornwall.
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 Dumnonia - Japan
Dumnonia was a Brythonic kingdom of sub-Roman Britain, located in the south-west peninsula of modern England and covering Devon, most of Somerset and possibly part of Dorset, its eastern boundary being uncertain.
Traditionally, Cado’s son was Constantine of Dumnonia, the man reproached by the contemporary writer, Gildas, in the; early 6th century.
Conflict between Dumnonia and the Anglo-Saxons of Wessex began to increase in the 7th century.
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 Science Fair Projects - Dumnonii
The name of Dumnonia in Celtic is Dunein or Dyfnaint (the latter is more accurately used just for Devon).
Dumnonia was believed by some to be effectively a collection of sub-kingdoms.
As the eastern boundary of Brythonic Dumnonia receded to the west, the tribe's history becomes indistinguishable from that of the Kingdom of Cornwall.
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 Double Dragon Publishing   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The northern borders were menaced by the Angles of Mercia, while in Dumnonia, to the west, the Celts held nothing but hatred for the Saxon colonisers.
Dumnonia’s king had died, leaving the title to be fought for among the nobility, thus causing the kingdom to break up.
The proposed attack on Dumnonia offered a chance for the pagan priesthood to hit back at Christianity and they used all their power to encourage the separatists to invade Dumnonia-although the Gewisse saw no need for the blessing of their priests in the venture.
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 Wolves of Dumnonia - Summary   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Birthplace of fabled King Arthur, Dumnonia has long resisted the inexorable westward advance of the Saxons, but at last, with the ascension of a new Saxon king in the early 9th Century, Dumnonia's time as an independent nation is nearing an end.
Dumnonia's King, Cadwyr is killed, along with his queen and most of the royal household.
The title of the series, The Wolves of Dumnonia, refers to the two brothers Aneurin and Caelin - represented by the two wolves on the family's standard - who are the last surviving members of the royal family of Dumnonia.
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Dumnonia was a Brythonic kingdom of sub-Roman Britain, located in the south-west peninsula of modern England and covering Devon, most of Somerset and possibly part of Dorset, its eastern boundary being uncertain.
It was known to the English of neighbouring Wessex as the kingdom of the West Welsh.
In Welsh, and similarly in the native Brythonic language, it was Dyfneint and this is the form which survives today in the name of the county of Devon (Modern Welsh: Dyfnaint, Cornish: Dewnans).
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 Fictionwise eBooks: The Changing Quest by C. A. Powell
Dumnonia's king had died, leaving the title to be fought for among the nobility, thus causing the kingdom to break up.
The proposed attack on Dumnonia offered a chance for the pagan priesthood to hit back at Christianity and they used all their power to encourage the separatists to invade Dumnonia--although the Gewisse saw no need for the blessing of their priests in the venture.
Their acceptance of the priests' support was based on the fact it would profit them a little among the people of West Saxon Land, for despite the general lack of enthusiasm for the religion, no Saxon would openly condemn the gods.
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 Arthurian TW Preview 26th January: Dyfneint - SCC Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: )
We have choosen to portray him as the son of Uther, and the cousin of Gereint of Dumnonia.
The wealth, fertile soil and landscape of Dumnonia (modernday Devon, South West England) allowed the locals to breed horses that weren't just beasts of burden; they bred powerful warhorses and became renowned for their horsemanship in the field of battle.
Dumnonia is supposedly the setting for Camelot and their cavalry no doubt inspiring the legends of Arthur and his knights (some even claim that Arthur was a Dumnonian warlord).
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 Geraint of Dumnonia - Japan
During his reign, it is believed that Dumnonia came repeatedly into conflict with neighbouring Anglo-Saxon Wessex who started to control what became the county of Somerset.
Geraint was the; last recorded king of a unified Dumnonia, and was called King of the Welsh by the; Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.
William F. Skene and other scholars suggest Geraint of Dumnonia be identified as the warrior eulogized in the poem Battle of Llongborth, traditionally ascribed to Llywarch Hen.
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 Timeline of British History - Early British Kingdoms
King Bledric of Dumnonia is killed in the fighting and 1000 monks are massacred by the Northumbrians.
He insists that the Celtic Church of Dumnonia comply with the doctrines of Rome, as agreed with the Northern Celtic Church thirty-six years previously at the Synod of Whitby.
Dumnonia is reduced to cover only the Cornish in Cerniw.
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 The Heroic Age: Saxon Bishop and Celtic King
Given the evidence of Aldhelm's letter, it is not surprising then that the conversion of Dumnonia to the Roman Easter is attributed to his efforts, though this is an assumption for which there is no direct supporting evidence (Davies 1992: 14).
Furthermore, given that Sherborne was established, in all likelihood, near the then border with Dumnonia, Aldhelm as bishop may have had a role in the maintenance of relations between the West Saxons and Dumnonians.
It is possible that the Sherborne grant is representative of some accord, mediated by Aldhelm, between Dumnonia and Wessex: an attempt perhaps by Geraint to slow the steady westward advance of the West Saxons.
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 Dewnans - Ancient Dumnonia
Whether there ever was an Arthur (and there is evidence of an 'Artorus') what is evident that the Celtic tribes did unite to halt the westward expansion of the Angles and Saxons and that expansion was stopped for around a hundred years.
Dumnonia has many strong claims to Arthur, but it is difficult to match legend with fact.
Strong links between Dumnonia and Brittany were established, and remain to the present day.
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 RPGWiki: The Dark Age History Page
Whether Vortigern had poisoned her or not is still in debate, but when the loyalty of the Saxons looked to be in doubt Sevira died suddenly and Vortigern married Renwein, daughter of the Saxon’s chief.
With their loyalty guaranteed Vortigern seemed ready to attack Dumnonia, when a child stood in the centre of his court and spoke with the voice of the gods.
During the festivities to celebrate the acclamation of the king the heroes were approached by Myrddin who warned them that the loss of a druid to Dumnonia’s enemies was too big a threat to the land for them to ignore.
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 Ancient Dumnonia
Whether there ever was an Arthur (and there is evidence of an 'Artorus') what is evident that the Celtic tribes did unite to halt the westward expansion of the Angles and Saxons and that expansion was stopped [for at least fifty years].
Nevertheless many people from Dumnonia settled in [Armorica, later known as] Brittany, naming regions after their homeland (Cornouaille [Cornwall] in the south west of Brittany, and Domnonee [Devon] in the north east of Brittany) and taking with them the Celtic language.
Eventually the West Saxon advance westward recommenced and in the sixth century (AD 577) the Britons of the West Country were separated from those of Wales.
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 Dumnonia - IBWiki
He (or she, as there have been women to hold the post) is the most recent in a long line of incumbents to hold the post since antiquity.
The story of the union between Dumnonia and Cambria in 838 reads a lot like an alliance between two Celtic chieftains, and that may well be a vague recollection of the alliance between Mark and Arthur four centuries before.
Piracy in the 1898 War: Who the actual pirates were is not entirely clear; though I suspect that Dumnonia's history of gunrunning, smuggling and other perfectly normal international activities MIGHT cause a slight shade of suspicion to be cast on the blameless Kemrese.
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