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With a Strange Majesty by bunn for Makioka
Fandoms: Sword at Sunset - Rosemary Sutcliff, Lantern Bearers - Rosemary Sutcliff, Arthurian Mythology & Related Fandoms
04 Aug 2012
An account of old Aquila's last battle : the Battle of Badon Hill, which led to forty years of peace between Saxon and Briton.
Aquila is the protagonist of The Lantern Bearers, which tells how his father's Roman British farm was burned by Saxon raiders, how he was seized as a thrall, returned to Britain, escaped and became one of the High King Ambrosius's commanders against the invading Saxon threat. There he met Ambrosius's young nephew Artos - who we now know as King Arthur.
When Ambrosius died, Artos took over as the leader of the remnant of Roman Britain, and Aquila went with him to fight at the great battle of Badon Hill, as the commander of what had been the High King Ambrosius's bodyguard. Thanks to Carmarthen for last minute beta reading.