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Eldad of Gloucester

Aldadus, Eldaldus

The Bishop of Gloucester and the brother of Eldol, Earl of Gloucester.

A moral and pious man, Eldad buried the British warriors who died at the battle of Ambrius’s Monastery. He advocated the execution of Hengist (which was carried out by Eldol), and the granting of mercy to Octa and Eosa. He advised Ambrosius Aurelius to give the barren Scotland to the Saxons as a peace offering.

Historia Regum Britanniae | Geoffrey of Monmouth, c. 1138
Roman de Brut | Wace, c. 1155
Brut | Layamon, late 12th century to mid-13th century