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MATTHEW OF WESTMINSTER
The flowers of history, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain. Vol. II. A.D. 1066 to A.D. I307.

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MATTHEW OF WESTMINSTER
The flowers of history, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain. Vol. II. A.D. 1066 to A.D. I307.
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and slain by hie power and that of his followers ; and then he called the island Britain, after his own name, and his companions he called Britons, and he built a city which he called Trinovantum, and which is now called London. Afterwards, he divided his kingdom among his three sons, giving to Locrin, the first-born, that part of Britain which is now called England ; and to his second son, Albanact, that part which was then called Albany, from the name of Albanact, but which is now called Scotland ; and to Camber, his youngest son, he gave that portion which at the time received the name of Cambria, from his name, but which is now called Wales. The royal dignity over all being reserved to Locrin. Accordingly, two years after the death of Brutus, a certain king of the Huns, by name Humber, landed in Albany, and slew Albanact, the brother of Locrin ; and when Locrin, the king of the Britons, heard this, he pursued him, and he fled, and was drowned in the river which is now called the Humber, from his name, and in this way Albany reverted to Locrin. At another time, Dunwallo, king ôf the Britons, slew S co tan us, king of Scotland, who rebelled against him, and compelled his country to surrender to him. Again, the two eons of ' Dunwallo, namely, Belinus and Brennius, divided .the kingdom of their father between them, so that Belinus, the elder, took the crown of the island with Britain, Wales, and Cornwall, and Brennius, reigning under him, received Scotland ; for the usages of the Trojans required that the dignity of the inheritance should belong to the first-born. Again, Arthur, that most famous king of the Britons, subjugated Scotland when it rebelled against him, and almost destroyed the whole nation ; and afterwards made a person named Anselm king of Scotland. And when, afterwards, the same Arthur was celebrating a most renowned feast at Caerleon, all the kings who were subject to him were present there, among whom, Anselm, king of Scotland, performing due service for the kingdom of Scotland, carried king Arthur's sword before him. And in like manner, all the kings of Scotland, in regular succession, have been subjects to all the kings of the Britons, and to all the succeeding kings of England, in the said island, who subsequently obtained the monarchy and supreme dominion. "After these events, in the nine hundred and seventh year of grace, Edward the Elder, son of king Alfred, and grandson of Ethelwolf, king of England, had kept all the kings of the


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