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date: 13 July 2020


(fl. 6th cent.)
  • T. M. Charles-Edwards


Taliesin (fl. 6th cent.), poet, was one of five early British vernacular poets commemorated in the Historia Brittonum as contemporaries of Ida, first Anglian king of Bernicia. This section of the Historia Brittonum, sometimes called the ‘northern history’, consists of a Northumbrian regnal list, of late eighth-century date, to which notes have been added on events in particular reigns. The part of the text pertaining solely to the sixth century, before the reign of ...

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