Gildas (500AD – 570AD)

By: Matthew D. Dyer

Gildas, The Wise (500AD – 570AD) in the 6th century, was an early British historian and wrote in his records now known as On the Ruin & Conquest of Britain during the era when the pagan Anglo-Saxons were invading Christian occupied Britain said this concerning those people:

“After this, sometimes our countrymen, sometimes the enemy, won the field, to the end that our Lord might in this land try after his accustomed manner these his Israelites, whether they loved him or not, until the year of the siege of Mount Badon.” (1)