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613: The Battle of Chester and 'King Cetula'

Título de la revista: NORTHERN HISTORY
ISSN: 0078-172X
Volumen: 50
Número: 1
Páginas: 115 - 119
Fecha de publicación: 2013
The article discusses the Battle of Chester fought in Northumbria, England between the English forces of Northumbria led by King Æthelfrith against the Britons of Wales dated alternately to 613 or 615. It considers the battle's conflicted historiography in accounts written by historians including Geoffrey of Monmouth, Charles Edwards, and Theophilus Evans. It focuses particularly to references to King Cetula, who fell during the battle. The author proposes that the name "Cetula" was actually the result of a scribal transposition and was actually meant to render the name Cetual, a period variant of the Welsh name Cadwal or Catgual, attributed as King Cadwal of Rhos