New town scene in 1.3Cantwaraburh
Known today as Canterbury
. In 1. century A.D. the Romans conquered the settlement from the native Celtic population and erected a town.
When barbarian (Anglo, Saxon, Jute and Frisian) raids became more frequent an earth bank with walls was built.
Eventually the Romans left and the town decayed. Within the walls meant to protect against the barbarians,
the barbarians, mostly Jutes
, settled, and it was the Jutes who named the place Cantwaraburh, meaning:"Kent people's stronghold".
Legend has it that the two Jutish brothers Hengist and Horsa
landed in 449 as mercenaries for a British king, Vortigern
They rebelled against him and Horsa founded the kingdom of Kent
Time passes and in the year 597 King Aethelberht
of Kent is the first British ruler - brytenwalda - to convert to Christianity.
And around that time Aethelberht marries Bertha, daughter of the Christian king Charibert of the Franks
All in all the Jutish culture in Kent shows more signs of Roman, Frankish, and Christian influence than that of the Angles or Saxons.
This scene is imagination based on how a Jutish settlement may have looked.Town centerCastleTavernPrisonMerchantArenaBesieging Cantwaraburh