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BRUTUS (Brwt) ap SYLVIUS , King In Britain. [Familytree].
Born probably about 1150 B.C.; son of SYLVIUS ap Iulus Ascanius, Prince of Alba Longa. (or son of Annyn Tro-S?)

His father was involved in a secret love-affair with a certain niece of Lavinia's and made her pregnant. When this came to the knowledge of his grandfather Ascanius, the latter ordered his soothsayers to discover the sex of the child the girl had conceived. As soon as they had made sure of the truth of the matter, the soothsayers said that she would give birth to a boy, who would cause the death of both his father and his mother; and that after he had wandered in exile through many lands this boy would eventually rise to the highest honor. The soothsayers were not wrong in their forecast. When the day came for her to have her child, the mother bore a son and died in childbirth. The boy was handed over to the midwife and was given the name Brutus. At last, when fifteen years had passed, the young man killed his father by an unlucky shot with an arrow, when they were out hunting together. Their beaters drove some stags into their path and Brutus, who was under the impression that he was aiming his weapon at these stags, hit his own father below the breast.

As the result of this death Brutus was expelled from Italy by his relations, who were angry with him for having committed such a crime. He went in exile to certain parts of Greece; and there he discovered the Descendants of Helenus, Priam's son, who were held captive in the power of Pandrasus, King of the Greeks. After the fall of Troy, Pyrrhus, the son of Achilles, had dragged this man Helenus off with him in chains, and a number of other Trojans, too. He had ordered them to be kept in slavery, so that he might take vengenance on them for the death of his father. When Brutus realized that these people were of the same race as his ancestors, he stayed some time with them.

When a young man, he made a journey westwards and wandered forty-two years in Africa, and arrived, with his family, at the altars of the Philistines, by the Lake of Osiers. Then passing between Rusicada and the hilly country of Syria, they travelled by the River Malva through Mauretain as far as the Pillars of Hercules…).
The exploits of Brutus continue: After many encounters and victories over the Greeks, Brutus ploughed through the waves in a crossing which lasted thirty days arriving in Africa, still not knowing in which direction they should steer their ships. Then came to the Altars of the Philistines and to the Salt-pan Lake, and from there they sailed on between Russicada and the mountains of Zarec. In this spot they suffered great danger from an attack by pirates, but they beat it off and became the richer by booty and plunder. After this they passed the River Malve and landed in Mauretania. There they were harassed by lack of food and drink; they therefore disembarked from their ships, split up into groups and ravaged the country from end to end.

Once they re-victualled they sailed for the Pillars of Hercules, and there those deep-sea monsters called the Sirens made their appearance and nearly sank their ships as they moved forward. They escaped, however, and came upon four generations born to exiles from Troy, generations which had accompanied Antenor in his flight. Their leader was called Corineus.

Corineus and Brutus did battle with the Kings and Princes of Gaul. After defeating King Goffar and his Poitevins, as well as kings and princes of Gaul, Brutus was nevertheless filled with anxiety, for the number of his men became smaller every day, while that of the Gauls was constantly increasing. Brutus was in doubt as to whether he could oppose the Gauls any longer; and he finally chose to return to his ships in the full glory of his victory while the greater part of his comrades were still safe, and then to seek out the island which divine prophecy had promised would be his.

So, with the winds behind him, he sought the promised island, and came ashore at Totnes. At the time the island of Britain was called Albion. It was uninhabited except for a few giants. Brutus called the island Britain from his own name, and his companions he called Britons. His intention was that his memory should be perpetuated by the derivation of the name. A little later the language of the people, which had up to then been known as Trojan or Crooked Greek, was called British, for the same reason. Corineus, however, following in this the example of his leader, called the region of the kingdom which had fallen to his share Cornwall, after the manner of his own name, and the people who lived there he called Cornishmen.

Thus, he had led his people out of Greece and settled on the island of Britain (in those days called Albion), where he became its first king. He arrived in Britain in 1121 B.C., according to this inscription in the Church of St Peter- Upon-Cornhill, London, England:
"Bee it known to all men that in the year of Our Lord God 179, Lucives. the first Christian king of this Land, then called Britaine, founded ye first Church in London. that is to say, ye Church of St Peter-Upon-Cornehill and hee founded there an Archbishop’s See and made that Church ye Metropolitane and Chiefe Church of this kingdome and so it endured ye Space of 400 years and more, unto the coming of St Avstin the Apostle of England, the which was sent into this land by St Gregorie, ye Doctor of ye Church, in the Time of King Ethelbert and then was the Archbishop's See and Pall removed from ye said Church of St Peter-Upon-Cornehill unto Dorobernia that now is called Canterburie and there it remaineth to this day and Millet, a monke which came into this land with St Avstin, hee was made the first Bishop of London and his See was in Paul’s Church and this Lucives king was the first founder of St Peter’s Church upon Cornehill and Hee reigned king in this land after Brute 1245 yeares and in the yeares of our Lord God 124, Lucives was crowned king and hee was buried (After some Chronicles hee was buried at Gloucester in that Place where ye order of St Francis standeth now)."

Nennius calls him a Roman Consul {S7}. He ruled for 23 years.

When Brutus had built the city along the River Thames which he called Troia Nova, he presented it to the citizens by right of inheritance, and gave them a code of laws by which they might live peacefully together. At that time the priest Eli was ruling in Judea and the Ark of the Covenant was captured by the Philistines. The sons of Hector reigned in Troy, for the descendants of Antenor had been driven out. In Italy reigned Aenes Silvius, son of Aeneas and uncle of Brutus, the third of the Latin Kings.

BRUTUS (Brwt) ap SYLVIUS , King In Britain died about 1091 B.C. at London, and was buried on the White Mound (Tower Hill).

Ignoge. (Enogen).
Daughter of Pandrasus, King of Greece.

  1. LOCRINUS ap Brutus. Locrinus, the first-born, took the middle part of the island, which, from his name, was called Lloegria. As soon as Locrinus heard the news of the death of his brother Albanactus, he persuaded his brother Kamber to join him in an alliance. Locrinus called up all the young men of his country and went out to meet Humber, King of the Huns somewhere near the river which is now called the Humber. When the two forces made contact, Locrinus forced Humber to flee. Humber retreated as far as the river and was then drowned beneath its waters, giving his name to the stream. Once he had gained victory, Locrinus distributed the spoils of the enemy among his allies, keeping back nothing for himself except the gold and silver which he found on board their ships. He married Gwendolen daughter of Corineus, companion of Brutus. He took Estrildis to his bed, daughter of the king of Germany brought captive by Humber.
  2. CAMBER ap Brutus, King of Cambria & Cornwall. (Cymryw, Kamber). Kamber took that part of Briton beyond the Severn, which part was called Kymry.
  3. Albanactus. Albanactus received the land from the Humber up to Cape Bladdon that part called Scotland, but from his name, Albany. Humber, the King of the Huns, landed in Albany. He met Albanactus in battle, killed him and forced the people of his country to flee to Locrinus.


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