ST.Gildas 504 AD - 570 AD
St Gildas wrote his Chronicle over a course of several years, and apparently wrote his chronicle without the Church's direction. His manner of writing was both acid criticism of his fellow Britons and contempt of those who should know better.
Written during the time of the Anglo Saxon invasions, Gildas manages to convey fear and loathing of the pagan invaders with his own despair at the local Britons who were not that concerned in fighting the pagan settlers, but mixed with them freely.
|Gildas introduces himself||Britons History by Gildas|
|Briton in the 6th Century AD||Gildas berates his fellow Britons|
|Gildas shows his despair||Gildas continues his sermon|