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It was proved in , that Roman history of that time reflects real events from 9-13th cc. D. 2) That chronicles which are supposed now to speak about English history of 400-830 A. D. appear to describe Rome and Byzantine empire-0. Therefore these chronicles reflect some real events of 9-15th cc. which took place in Byzantine empire. 3) That chronicles which are supposed now to speak about English history of 830-1040 A. D. appear to describe Byzantine empire-1. These chronicles also reflect real history of 915th cc.
Our conclusion does not change. Thus, old English chronicles state that Britain was at first conquered by Roman consul Brutus, who arrived there with a military fleet and founded the British kingdom. He became the first king of an island Britain. 2. Consul Brutus of English chronicles - was he a contemporary of Julius Caesar? It seems that the answer is quite clear. We need only to understand - when lived this remarkable Roman consul (according to traditional chronology)? It is very simple. C. In this century we see (in modern textbook in ancient history) the well-known Roman consul Brutus - the friend and brother-in-arms of Julius Caesar.
Theodosius II 408-450 (42) 4. Aethelheard 727-740 (13), and (14) according to ASC 4. Leo I 457-474 (17) 5. Cuthread 740-754 (14) accor- ding to Blair and (17) in ASC Sigeberht 754 (1). Short rule 5. Zeno 474-491 (17) (he ruled two times) ? 6. Cynewulf 754-784 (30) accor- ding to Blair and (31) in ASC] 6. Anastasius 491-518 (27) 7. Beorhtric 784-800 (16) 7. Justin I 518-527 (9) 8. Egbert 800-838 (38). , at the 28th year of his rule) he consolidated all six kingdoms into one - Anglia. The last 10 years he ruled as the king of Anglia.