History Characters / KingArthur

15th Sep '16 8:33:29 AM fusilcontrafusil
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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Probably, which is why he tends to pop up in modern historical-leaning Arthurian fiction despite not directly appearing in the medieval legends. Curiously, his name appears to be Brittonic instead of Germanic, as it's related to Ceretic/Caradoc/Caratacus, leading to speculation about whether he was part or full Briton despite leading non-Britons, and whether the distinction was even all that important back then.

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Probably, which is why he tends to pop up in modern historical-leaning Arthurian fiction despite not directly appearing having little presence in the medieval legends. Curiously, his name appears to be Brittonic instead of Germanic, as it's related to Ceretic/Caradoc/Caratacus, leading to speculation about whether he was part or full Briton despite leading non-Britons, and whether the distinction was even all that important back then.



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Not directly mentioned as "Cerdic" in any of the legends, only historical or pseudo-historical material, but nevertheless his name does appear in variants or garbled form as seen above. Walter Scott also misspelled his name as "Cedric" in ''Ivanhoe'' and it has since become a common name.

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Not directly mentioned as "Cerdic" in any of the legends, only historical or pseudo-historical material, but nevertheless his name does appear in through variants or in garbled form as seen above. Walter Scott also misspelled his name as "Cedric" in ''Ivanhoe'' and it has since become a common name.
15th Sep '16 8:21:24 AM fusilcontrafusil
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* DecompositeCharacter: No Arthurian Geoffrey appears to have split him into three figures: ''Cherdic'', a contemporary of Vortigern; ''Cheldric'', one of the enemy leaders at Badon; and ''Chelric'', an ally of Modred at Camlann.

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* DecompositeCharacter: No Arthurian Geoffrey appears to have split him into three figures: ''Cherdic'', a contemporary of Vortigern; ''Cheldric'', one of the enemy leaders at Badon; and ''Chelric'', an ally of Modred at Camlann.



* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Probably. Curiously, his name appears to be British instead of Germanic, as it's related to Ceretic/Caradoc/Caratacus, leading to speculation about whether he was part or full Briton despite leading non-Britons, and whether the distinction was even all that important back then.

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Probably. Probably, which is why he tends to pop up in modern historical-leaning Arthurian fiction despite not directly appearing in the medieval legends. Curiously, his name appears to be British Brittonic instead of Germanic, as it's related to Ceretic/Caradoc/Caratacus, leading to speculation about whether he was part or full Briton despite leading non-Britons, and whether the distinction was even all that important back then.



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Not directly mentioned as "Cerdic" in any of the legends, only historical or pseudo-historical material, but nevertheless his name appears in variants or garbled form as seen above. Walter Scott also misspelled his name as "Cedric" in ''Ivanhoe'' and it has become a common name.
* VillainProtagonist: Of the ironically-titled novel ''Conscience of the King''.

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Not directly mentioned as "Cerdic" in any of the legends, only historical or pseudo-historical material, but nevertheless his name appears does appear in variants or garbled form as seen above. Walter Scott also misspelled his name as "Cedric" in ''Ivanhoe'' and it has since become a common name.
* VillainProtagonist: Of the ironically-titled novel ''Conscience of the King''.King'' by Alfred Duggan.
15th Sep '16 8:02:19 AM fusilcontrafusil
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* UnholyMatrimony: In versions that play up her and Lot's villainy, often also combining her with Morgan.
15th Sep '16 7:52:28 AM fusilcontrafusil
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* WickedStepmother: She had her stepson Vortimer poisoned when he briefly deposed his father. In some versions she fakes a HeelFaith turn to get on his good side.

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* WickedStepmother: She had her stepson Vortimer poisoned when he briefly deposed his father. In some versions she fakes a HeelFaith turn HeelFaithTurn to get on his good side.
15th Sep '16 7:51:45 AM fusilcontrafusil
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* WickedStepmother: She had Vortigern's son Vortimer poisoned after he briefly replaced him.

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* UnholyMatrimony: The Britons or at least the Church thought so, for not only was she Saxon but also pagan.
* WickedStepmother: She had Vortigern's son her stepson Vortimer poisoned after when he briefly replaced him. deposed his father. In some versions she fakes a HeelFaith turn to get on his good side.



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Not directly mentioned as "Cerdic" in any of the legends, only historical or pseudo-historical material, but nevertheless his name appears in variants or garbled form as seen above. Walter Scott also misspelled his name as "Cedric" in ''Ivanhoe'' and due to the novel's popularity it has become a common name.

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Not directly mentioned as "Cerdic" in any of the legends, only historical or pseudo-historical material, but nevertheless his name appears in variants or garbled form as seen above. Walter Scott also misspelled his name as "Cedric" in ''Ivanhoe'' and due to the novel's popularity it has become a common name.
15th Sep '16 7:21:36 AM fusilcontrafusil
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* WickedStepmother: She poisoned Vortigern's son Vortimer after he briefly replaced him.

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Renwein, Renwen, Rhonwen, Ronwen, Rowen... the form Rowena later became better-known though Creator/WalterScott's ''Literature/{{Ivanhoe}}''.
* WickedStepmother: She poisoned had Vortigern's son Vortimer poisoned after he briefly replaced him.



* DecompositeCharacter: Geoffrey appears to have split him into three figures: ''Cherdic'', a contemporary of Vortigern; ''Cheldric'', one of the enemy leaders at Badon; and ''Chelric'', an ally of Modred at Camlann.

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* DecompositeCharacter: No Arthurian Geoffrey appears to have split him into three figures: ''Cherdic'', a contemporary of Vortigern; ''Cheldric'', one of the enemy leaders at Badon; and ''Chelric'', an ally of Modred at Camlann.


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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Not directly mentioned as "Cerdic" in any of the legends, only historical or pseudo-historical material, but nevertheless his name appears in variants or garbled form as seen above. Walter Scott also misspelled his name as "Cedric" in ''Ivanhoe'' and due to the novel's popularity it has become a common name.
15th Sep '16 3:03:10 AM fusilcontrafusil
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* AntagonisticOffspring: His own sons rebelled against him.

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* AntagonisticOffspring: His own sons rebelled against him.him, and he was kicked off the throne temporarily.



* HoneyTrap: Fell in love with the daughter of the Saxon king Hengest and married her. This gave Hengest some claim on the British throne.



The pair of brothers who, according to legend, began the Saxon invasions that transformed a decent chunk of Great Britain into England.

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The pair of brothers who, according to legend, began the Saxon Anglo-Saxon invasions that transformed a decent chunk of Great Britain into England.
England. Sometimes identified as Angles or Jutes instead of Saxons, but then the Britons (and Scots and Irish) tended to lump all the Germanic invaders together under "Saxon".


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* SatelliteCharacter: Horsa is always secondary to Hengist, and dies before him.


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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Hengest and Hors


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[[folder: Rowena]]

The beautiful daughter of Hengist who became the wife of Vortigern. This gave Hengist some claim on the British throne.

* HoneyTrap: Hengist had her entertain Vortigern at a feast and he was quickly smitten. Soon, Hengist not only became his father-in-law but gained even more land for the Saxons.
* KillItWithFire: Sometimes said to have died together with Vortigern this way.
* SecondLove: In some tellings Vortigern was already married once, and sometimes his first wife is even still alive. Either way, their relationship offends his sons who eventually rebel.
* WickedStepmother: She poisoned Vortigern's son Vortimer after he briefly replaced him.
13th Sep '16 8:12:54 AM fusilcontrafusil
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* ((BFS)): His knife was big enough to serve as a bridge.

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* ((BFS)): {{BFS}}: His knife was is big enough to serve as a bridge.



* HoistByTheirOwnPetard: While helping Culhwch with his {{Engagement Challenge}}s, he apparently drowned in a river after his scabbard filled with water.

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* HoistByTheirOwnPetard: While helping Culhwch with his {{Engagement Challenge}}s, he apparently drowned drowns in a river after his scabbard filled fills with water.
13th Sep '16 8:11:29 AM fusilcontrafusil
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* NastyParty: Hengist pulled one on Vortigern and his nobles. At his signal, the Saxons drew hidden knives and slaughtered the Britons - sparing only Vortigern, who was then subjected to blackmail.


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[[folder:Osla Big-Knife]]

One of Arthur's companions in the tale of Culhwch and Olwen.

* ((BFS)): His knife was big enough to serve as a bridge.
* DefeatEqualsFriendship: Implied, as another Welsh tale, "The Dream of Rhonabwy", mentions him as the Saxon leader at the battle of Badon. It's also worth noting that the Saxons probably derived their name from ''seax'', a kind of knife.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: May be based on King Offa of Mercia (another Saxon kingdom), though he lived centuries after the first Saxon incursions so the two may have been confused instead.
* HoistByTheirOwnPetard: While helping Culhwch with his {{Engagement Challenge}}s, he apparently drowned in a river after his scabbard filled with water.
* RedBaron: ''Gyllellvawr'' or ''Kyllellvawr'', meaning Big Knife. Offa of Mercia is called the same in historical records.
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