440 King Constantin is murdered by one of his own guards.
441 At the urging of Duke Vortigern of the Gewessi, the High Council chooses Constans, the young son of Constantin, as king. Constans is a young, bookish type, however, so relies on his uncle, Duke Vortigern, for advice.
443 Young King Constans is murdered by his pictish bodyguards. After much debate, Duke Vortigern is selected to be the next King of the Britons. The younger brothers of King Constans are taken away to Brittany in secret.
444-445 The picts stage a massive invasion, with their armies occupying much of the north and bands of raiders penetrating all the way into Logres. Rather than risk great loss, King Vortigern orders his armies to dig in and garrison their homes and holdings.
446 King Vortigern realises that he needs assistance against the furious Picts and, in good Roman fashion, hires new barbarians to fight the old barbarians. The Saxon kings Hengest and Horsa come from the Continent with their bands of warriors to join Vortigern’s army. Thus reinforced, the briton army marches notrh against the Picts. Battle is met near the city of Lincoln and it is a great victory for the British.
447-449 During this time, King Vortigern spares his own army, using the Saxons to drive the Picts out of the north. More Saxons come to Britain, including many families, and Hengest’s daughter Rowena becomes a favourite at Vortigern’s Court. News from the Continent is persistent in saying that new foes, the Huns, are defeating the Germanic tribes right and left. These savages are thought to be half demon, half horse.
450 Vortigern, impressed with the battle prowess of the Saxons and even more so with the talents of Rowena, the daughter of the Saxon chief Hengest, marries her this year in lavish celebration.
452 News comes from the continent that the Huns, led by thier King, Attila, reached the walls of Rome itself but were unable to storm or besiege it. Some say the Huns were stopped because they lacked siege engines, others that they failed because of the pope’s piety.
454 After failing to smash or bluff Rome into submission, the Hun army turns to Gaul for pillage and plunder, scouring the land of its wealth, slaughtering as it goes. The commander in Gaul, Aetius, sends for help from all who will send it, and Vortigern sends a small contingent. The allied army meets the Huns at Chalons, where the Huns are defeated and driven from Europe.
456 news arrives that Rome, the center of the civilized world, has been sacked! The tribe of Germans called the Vandals has done the impossible and brought Rome low. The Western Empire is finished.
457 The eastern Britons rebel, protesting the policies of King Vortigern. The king summons his army, including Saxons, and marches against them. A great battle ensues at Kent, in which the rebels are crushed. Vortigern gives the great lands of the Kantii tribe to his loyal Saxons. Many Britons pack up and depart the land, moving to Brittany to escape the rule of Vertigern.
462 The rule of King Vortigern has proved unwise and very oppressive, often favouring his Saxon mercenaries (and in-laws) over his lawful subjects. Many nobles have talked of rebllion, and when Vortigern’s eldest son (By his first marriage) agrees to lead the nobles, general rebellion breaks loose.
463 Ostensibly to bring peace to all sides, Vortigern and Hengest call a council of all combatants to meet at stonehenge for a feast of peace. Seeking reconciliation, almost all British knights attend. The Saxons prove their worth through great treachery, though, and the majority of the nobles of Britain are slain in the ‘’Night of Long Knives’’
466 Aurelius Ambrosius, son of King Constantin and brother of Constans, lands in Hampshire with an army from Brittany. He carries a great banner with a red dragon upon it. All across the land, discontented nobles muster their armies and join him. Vortigern seeks to escape, but his Saxon allies go back home to Kent, and many other allies desert him.
468 Aurelius Ambrosius and his army pursue Vortigern and besiege him in his new castle of Mount Snowdon. A battle ensues, at which Vortigern is killed and his army scattered. Aurelius Ambrosius summons the High Council, and they elect him High King. He takes the title Pendragon, derived from his banner.
469-472 Many Saxons come over from the continet and settle in Kent under their king Hengest. High King Aurelius Ambrosius maintains an unsteady peace with the Saxons, Irish, and Picts despite their raiding. His younger brother, Uther Pendragon, makes a name for himself as a great warrior in countering these raids and leading picked warriors on raids into enemy lands.
473 The Saxons, confident of victory, march into the Thames Valley. King Aurelius Ambrosius raises an army to resist, but loses the battle in a major Saxon victory.
477 Another Saxon king, King Ælle, lands in southern Britain with a large army and takes over the area. Many of the peasants flee, but others are captured and enslaved. Ælle renames the land South Saxony, or Sussex. Aurelius Ambrosius marches with his army to oppose the foe, who is reinforced at the last moment by the Saxons from Kent. Ambrosius is lucky to escape with his army.
478 Aurelius Ambrosius has been building a fleet of ships in the ports of his western lands. in this year, he musters his army and sets sail, sweeping around the southern coast, where he destroys the fleets of the saxons in Britain. Then he sails to the Continent, destroying all the hostile shipping as he goes. The British army lands in Frisia, doing great damage to the Saxons there, and winning a battle against the barbarians. The Saxons in Britain begin vicious raiding in retaliation.
480 An army of Saxons sails up the Port River into Salisbury. While planning for the battle, Aurelius Ambrosius is poisoned by a false doctor. Despite his illness, Ambrosius marches with Uther against the enemy, whom they meet at Menevia. Ambrosius confronts the foe while Uther Pendragon takes his army around to the Saxons’ rear and cuts them off from their ships, attacking them with great vigour. It is a great victory for the British, but Aurelius Ambrosius is killed in the fighting. Afterward, the High Council meets and unanimously elects Uther Pendragon to be the new Pendragon.
484 Another wave of Saxons arrives by boat and settles in the land of Diera. Aided by the Saxons in Britain and some rebellious northern Britons, they attack in the land of Malahaut. Their army defeats the northern defenders, then lays siege to the city of Eburacum. Uther Pendragon raises his army and hastens northward to join battle. However Uther Pendragon, anxious to relieve the sorry inhabitants of Eburacum, is drawn into a trap and fights a desperate battle, from which he barely escapes with great loss. Uther Pendragon refuses to give up. With the battered remnants of his army, he sneaks north under the cover of darkness, and falls upon the celebrating Saxons who are drunk on both victory and ale. The Saxons are slaughtered and Uther claims a great victory.
485 Present: Uther Pendragon suffers heavy losses and raises many troops to make up for it…….