Nightbringer | The Arthurian Online Encyclopedia



A “king of the Britons” who, according to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, was slain in a battle against the Saxons Cerdic and Cynric in 508. The site of the battle, Netley, was named after him. He would have been a contemporary of Arthur.

Henry of Huntingdon’s chronicle makes him a general in the service of Uther Pendragon. We learn from Hector Boece that Natanleod had no miliatry experience, and that Uther was mentally ill when he appointed Nataleod commander of his armies. Because of Natanleod’s incompetence, much of Britain fell to the Saxons.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle | 9th century
Historia Anglorum | Henry of Huntingdon, c. 1129
Scotorum Historiae | Hector Boece, 1527