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Who is Gildas?

Gildas: St. Gildas, also known as "Gildas the Wise", or Gildas Sapiens, was a 6th-century British monk, best known for his scathing religious polemic De Excidio et Conquestu Britanniae, which recounts the history of the Britons before and during the coming of the Saxons. He is one of the best-documented figures of the Christian church in the British Isles during the sub-Roman period, and was renowned for his biblical knowledge and literary style. In his later life he emigrated to Brittany, where he founded a monastery known as St. Gildas de Rhuys.

  • also known as Гильда
  • born in (1500 years ago) in Kingdom of Strathclyde
  • profession: Writer
  • parent of Cenydd
  • died in (1446 years ago) in Rhuys Peninsula
  • written works: "The ruin of Britain, and other works", "The works of Gildas and Nennius"


  1. Gildas is a fictional character from the 2008 film Dragon Hunter.
  2. Gildas is a fictional character from the book Incarceron.
  3. Gildas is a fictional character from the 1990 film A Tale of Springtime.

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Google previewThe Song of Arthur (2001)

A Romance by James Douglas Cramer

” “Gildas was Hueil's brother!” “Gildas is a holy man!” “Gildas is a man. Don't Iames Douglas Cramer 119.

Google previewThe English Review, Or, An Abstract of English and Foreign Literature (1793)

' Gildas means only the immediate parents of Ambrosius, ...

Google previewAs Told in the Great Hall (2013)

The Wargamer's Guide to Dark Age Britain by Martin Hackett

Gildas refers to Vortigernas ausurper, butit appears that Vortigern was acting inthe best interest of Britain. Civil strife had divided the country for fifteen years and left itopen to the raids by the Scotti and the Picts, and unless these raids werechecked the island would bedevastated. Some indication ofthe power of Vortigern can be gleaned from the fact that during hisfirst yearin office hehad the Votadini people from the modernday Lothian area ofScotland, under theirleader Cunedda, ...

Google previewThe Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Anglo-Saxon England (2013)

by Michael Lapidge, John Blair, Simon Keynes, Donald Scragg

ROBERT DINAPOLI GILDAS isknown principally as theauthor ofalong invective, addressed to five RomanoBritish princes and entitled De excidioBritanniae, on the illsthat ...

Google previewThe New Arthurian Encyclopedia (2013)

New edition by Norris J. Lacy, Geoffrey Ashe, Sandra Ness Ihle, Marianne E. Kalinke, Raymond H. Thompson

Gildas explains thatthe Saxons were hiredtofightthe ...

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Language School St Gildas 2011

Great time of 13th to 25th June 2011 at the language school in England with the Chemin Neuf Community!!!! And great meeting!!!!

Scrabble value of G2I1L1D2A1S1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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