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King Morgan Bulc of Bernaccia
Angles under Ida seized the
Bernaccia in North
King Morgan Bulc into exile.
Although much later than the accepted King Arthur
period, the events of Morgan Bulcís 50 year campaign
to regain his kingdom may have contributed to
the King Arthur Legend.
Celtic Kingdoms prior to the
Bernaccia (Bryneich / Berneich) was a
The Bernaccian Britons were the descendants of the
of Nennius (800 CE) and in other records under the name of Bryneich or Brynaich.
It is not
quite clear whether this is simply supposed to represent a Welsh version of the
from the Old Celtic word Bernicc / 'berna' meaning gap or 'land of mountain passes', the latter proposal does describe the area.
its capital at Corstopitum, just south of
Bernaccia encompassed the land east of the
This is midway
between the Walls, but considering the fact that the kings of Bernaccia were descended from Coel
Hen, King of
Includedin their territory was Ynys
Metcaut / Innis Metcaud (Isle of Winds), the Celtic name for
The kingdom is would have emerged as a Post-Roman Votadini territory† (neighbouring the Selgovae to the west) and its focus would have
been more to the North than towards its Southern neighbours. Like Deywr immediately to the south, Bernaccia had a group of Angles settled in its territory, and these Angles under Ida took control,
effectively renaming the kingdom with their Teutonic
pronunciation of it as
The† Celtic Kings of Bernaccia††††
Circa 420 CE Garbanion ap
Coel, Son of Coel Hen, King
Circa 445 CE Dyfnwal Moelmud (the Bald & Silent)
Circa 475 CE Cyngar ap Dyfnwal.
Circa 490s - 500s CE Bran Hen
Circa 547 CE Morgan Bulc High King and Last Celitc King of Bernaccia forced into exile
Circa 547 CE Angles under Ida take control of the kingdom, forcing out Morgan Bulc.
Ebrauc lays claims to Catraeth (Catterick).
Apparently ruling the kingdom from a young age, Morgan Bulc remained the titular ruler of Bernaccia from outside his kingdom, and fought on for about 50 years.
He appeared to
shift his power base to the
It is possible
he also claimed the title of High King. He is part of the Confederation of
British Kings of Elmet, Alt Clut
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Merlin the Magician
Born circa 400 CE ; Welsh: Myrddin;
Latin: Merlinus; English: Merlin.
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