The Annales Cambriae or the Annals of Wales is an annal based on Irish material, which provides two entries mentioning Arthur.
In origin, the Annales Cambriae appear to be an Irish Chronicle based on Isidore of Seville’s Origines transmitted through Bede's Chronica minora. The source of the two Arthurian entries and the source of the entry on the Battle of Ardderyd are unknown, so they may not be trustworthy. They might be taken from entirely historical information available to the person who put them in, or may be just guesses as to when events told of in popular stories occurred.
The annals contain a line for each year, most of the years being empty. In some cases, where we know when events occurred, there are too many years or too few years between the events.
The “A” Version Edit
Following is the material in the A version of the Annales Cambriae for the 5th and 6th century:
(a9) an’  Pasca com
mvtatur super di-
em dominicum cum
papa leone . episcopo
Easter altered on the Lord's Day by Pope Leo, Bishop of Rome. (a10) an’ x  Brigida sancta
Saint Brigid is born.. (a13) an’  Sanctus Patricius
ad dominum migra-
Saint Patrick goes to the Lord. (a24) an’  quies benigni
The death of Bishop Benignus. (a56) an’  Episcopus ebur pau-
sat inchristo an
no . cccl . etatis
Bishop Ebur rests in Christ, he was 350 years old. (a72) an’  Bellum badonis inquo
arthur portauit crucem
domini nostri ihu xp’i . tribus
diebus & tribus noctibus
inhumeros suos &
brittones uictores fuerunt .
The Battle of Badon, in which Arthur carried the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ for three days and three nights on his shoulders and the Britons were victors. (a77) an’  Sanctus columcille nascitur.
Qui es sanctae brigidae .
St. Columba is born.
The death of St. Brigid.
(a93) an’  Gueith cam lann inqua
arthur et medraut
corruerunt . et mortalitas
et in hiber
The Battle of Camlann, in which Arthur and Medraut fell: and there was plague in Britain and in Ireland. (a100) an’. c .  dormitatio
The sleep [death] of Ciaran. (a103) an’.  Mor-
The great death in which Maelgwn, King of Gwynedd died. (a114) an’.  Gabr-
an . filius
Gabrán son of Dungart died. (a118) an’  Colum-
Columba went to Britain. (a126) an’.  Gildas
Gildas died. (a129) an’  Bellum
The Battle of Arfderydd. (a130) an’ cxxx .  Brendan
The sleep [death] of Brendan of Birr. (a136) an’  Guur-
ci et peretur
Gwrgi and Peredur died. (a140) an’. cxl .  Bellum con-
niam et dis-
Battle against the Isle of Man and the burial of Daniel of the Bangors. (a145) an’.  Conversio con
The conversion of Constantine to the Lord. (a151) an’  Columcille mo
anglos ad christum
Columba died. King Dunod died.
Augustine and Mellitus converted the English to Christ.
- Fitzpatrick-Matthews, Keith. (2011).
- Retrievable from http://www.kmatthews.org.uk/history/annales_cambrie/ac_a.html
- Phillimore, Egerton (Ed.). (1888). The Annales Cambriae and Old Welsh Genealogies from Harleian MS. 3859. In Y Cymmrodor 9 (pp. 141-183).
- Retrievable from http://la.wikisource.org/wiki/Annales_Cambriae Wikisource
- Williams, John (Ed.). (1860). Annales Cambriae. London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts.
- Retrievable from http://books.google.ca/books?id=_H_LMNCl-2MC&printsec=titlepage&source=gbs_navlinks_s#v=onepage&q=&f=false
- Retrievable from http://books.google.ca/books?id=F74GAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_navlinks_s#v=onepage&q=&f=false Google Books:
- Retrievable from http://books.google.ca/books?id=L2IpAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_navlinks_s#v=onepage&q=&f=false
- See Medieval Sourcebook: The Annales Cambriae 447–954 (The Annals of Wales).
- See Academy for Ancient Texts: Annales Cambriae The Annals of Wales Harlian 3859.