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Baldulph, Balduk, Bladulf, Valence

A Saxon leader and brother of Colgrim (Colgrin). He fought alongside his brother against Arthur’s Britons after the deaths of Octa and Eosa.

During Arthur’s siege of York, Baldulph plotted to ambush and slay Arthur, but his plan was foiled by one of his own soldiers – Mauron (Maurin), who was Arthur’s kinsman. Baldulph then disguised himself as a minstrel and was able to sneak into the city to assist his beleaguered brother. Both Saxons were saved by the arrival of Cheldric of Germany.

Baldulph continued the war until he and Colgrim were slain by Arthur’s forces at Bath (or Badon).

Historia Regum Britanniae | Geoffrey of Monmouth, c. 1138
Roman de Brut | Wace, c. 1155