Colchester

Latin: Camulodunum, Kaercolun
Doleceste

A city in southeast England, in Essex. The Romans called it Kaercolun or Camulodunum. The latter name has been suggested as the source of Camelot. This association coming from the similarity of the Roman name, though this could also be sais about any place-name that has ‘Cam’ in it, whether Roman or British.

According to Geoffrey of Monmouth, Colchester was ruled in the fourth century by Coel and was probably named after him. According to Chrétien, Count Branles (Brandes) was the ruler of Colchester in Arthur’s time.


See also
Camelot | The Legend of King Arthur