Harleian , folios rr. Books, Series I pp. Cotton Domitian A. E: ibid.
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Harleian , folios rr. Books, Series I pp. Cotton Domitian A. E: ibid. A is written in a hand of about x AD, and inserted without title into a manuscript MS of the Historia Brittonum where it is immediately followed by a pedigree for Owain ap Hywel died Although no explicit chronology is given in the MS, its annals seem to run from about AD to with the last entry at , making it likely that the text belongs to the second half of the 10th century.
B was written, probably at the Cistercian abbey of Neath , at the end of the 13th century. It is entitled Annales ab orbe condito adusque A. C mostly agrees with A until A ends, although it is clear that A was not the common source for B and C Dumville , p. B and C diverge after , C having fewer and briefer Welsh entries.
D and E are found in a manuscript written at the Cistercian abbey of Whitland in south-west Wales in the later 13th century; the Cronica ante aduentum Domini which takes its title from its opening words extends from BC to AD, while the Cronica de Wallia extends from to A alone has benefited from a complete diplomatic edition Phillimore These entries have been presented in the past as proof of the existence of Arthur and Merlin, although that view is no longer widely held because the entries could have been added arbitrarily as late as , long after the development of the early Arthurian myth.
Year 93 c. Year c. B calls Arfderydd "Erderit"; C, "Arderit". In the B Text, the year entry continues: "between the sons of Elifer and Guendoleu son of Keidau in which battle Guendoleu fell and Merlin went mad". Annales Cambriae, the A-text. Putnam, Accessed 30 Jan Dumville, David N. Hayward, P. Ker, N. The Library, 5th series, x , p. Phillimore, Egerton ed. Remfry, P.
The Annals of Wales A
The Annals of Wales