Loegres ap Brutus, King of Britain
|Also Known As:||"Locrinus", "Loegres"|
|Death:||Died in Britain|
|Place of Burial:||Britain (UK)|
Son of Brutus "The Trojan", King of Britian and Ignoge
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Birth Date: -1131 -1125
Death Date: -1081 c. -1090
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Locrinus was a legendary king of the Britons as accounted by Geoffrey of Monmouth. He was the oldest son of Brutus and a descendant of the Trojans through Aeneas. He ruled a portion of Britain called Loegria, named after him, which is roughly the boundaries of modern-day England. He reigned 10 years, most of which were peaceful.
He avenged his brother Albanactus' at the hands of Humber the Hun by allying with his other brother, Kamber, and fighting Humber to the banks of a river where he drowned. The river was named Humber after this battle. Locrinus divided up the spoils of war with his allies, only keeping gold and silver found on their ships for himself. He also took the daughter of the king of the Germans, Estrildis, whom the Huns had captured. This angered Corineus, an ally of his father Brutus, who had arranged a marriage between Locrinus and his own daughter, Queen Gwendolen. Locrinus submitted and married Gwendolen but still secretly loved Estrildis, whom he locked in a cave beneath Trinovantum (London) for seven years.
Locrinus became the father of a girl, Habren, by Estrildis, and a boy, Maddan, by Gwendolen. Soon after Maddan's birth, Locrinus sent him off to Corineus, the child's grandfather. When Corineus finally died, Locrinus left Gwendolen and took Estrildis as his queen. Gwendolen went to Cornwall and assembled an army to harass Locrinus. The two armies met near the River Stour and there Locrinus was killed. His wife, Gwendolen, ruled after his death.
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Lloegr) Locrinus ................. 10yrs ..c.1081 - 1871BC
Following Brutus's reign, we are told that his son Locrinus ruled for 10 years, and that his, Locrinus's, widow, Queen Gwendolen, ruled after him for 15 years at the time when Samuel judged Israel (Book 2, chapter 6.) We know that Samuel judged Israel for the forty year period between 1075 - 1035 BC, and thus Geoffrey's synchronisms begin to take on an unexpected, and hitherto uncredited, aura of respectability.
Gwendolen abdicated in favour of her son, Maddan, and he went on to rule for 40 years after her.
Became the King of Loegria (Present day England minus Cornwall) -------------------- Became the King of Loegria (Present day England minus Cornwall) -------------------- Death: in 1081 BC
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