The History of the Kings of Britain - Part Six: The House of Constantine (continued) Summary & Analysis

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Part Six: The House of Constantine (continued) Summary and Analysis

Vortigern is amazed at Merlin's prophecies and wishes to know how his own future will turn out. Merlin tells the king that two possible deaths stand before him. Vortigern will either be killed by the Saxons who are plotting against him or by Aurelius Ambrosius and Utherpendragon who seek revenge for Constantine's death. Merlin further states that Aurelius is sailing toward Britain as they speak and will land the next morning. Merlin's prophecy proves true when Aurelius lands at day break the next day. As soon as Aurelius sets foot on the island, the clergy anoint him king. Instead of heeding the advice of his counsellors Aurelius heads for Kambria and the stronghold where Vortigern is hiding. Aurelius' army sets fire to the castle and burn Vortigern inside.

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