The Crystal Cave - Book 4, Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Book 4, Chapter 4 Summary

Merlin speaks of the continuing advance of Ambrosius. King Vortigern had been taken at Doward. Ambrosius continued across Britain attacking the Saxons. He made a move against one of Vortigern's allies a fierce Saxon warrior, called Hengist.

Ambrosius caught up with Hengist in the second week of May. It was very hot. They meet at a place called Maesbeli. The Saxons had waited to try to ambush Ambrosius and his men. In the end, they were caught in their own trap.

Merlin and his servant, Cadal, watched the great battle at Maesbeli. Hengist and Ambrosius came together in a great clash. Merlin watches Ambrosius on the field. This was near Cona's fort or Kaeconan. One of the generals helping Ambrosius is the gray beard Gorlois, lord of Tintagel.

Ambrosius won the battle. One of his men, Eldol, Duke of Gloucester dragged...

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