Rowan Williams — Gildas, and the Invention of Britain

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The former Archbishop of Canterbury Doctor Rowan Williams will be talking about Gildas at the British Library.

Gildas was a chronicler of mid 6th-century, who described the British people as a chosen race (in the biblical sense), using early church history and martyr stories to warn against infidelity and corruption. He believed that the current population was rebelling against God, and was suffering a Saxon invasion as punishment.

Williams will be discussing what resources were available to the early British and English chroniclers, and whether they had any libraries to hand, both in the literal and metaphorical sense.

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