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Sorbaires, Sorbare, Sorbaret, Sorbarres, Sorbarrez, Sorbars

One of the many Saxon kings, named in the Vulgate Merlin, who invaded and plundered northern Britain at the beginning of Arthur’s reign.

The story first tells us that he was killed by Pharien at the second battle of Clarence; it later says that he was one of the few Saxons to survive the battle.

The Livre d’Artus agrees that he was killed at Clarence, by Arthur’s Sir Aces of Beaumont.

Vulgate Merlin | 1220-1235
Le Livre d’Artus | Early 13th century
Arthour and Merlin | Late 13th century