author={Andrew Breeze},
  journal={Northern History},
  pages={158 - 181}
  • A. Breeze
  • Published 1 September 2015
  • History
  • Northern History
The Twelve battles of Arthur listed by the ninth-century Historia Brittonum have been an intractable problem. For all that, they may lose their mystery under analysis, like many things. This paper hence gives an outline of discussion past and present, before offering some unexpected conclusions on where the conflicts were and what they imply for the historical Arthur and for northern history in the sixth century; for it seems that each of these engagements (excepting Mount Badon) can be located… 
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