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Agen is a city in southwestern France, located along the Garonne River.

One of Lancelot’s French lands. Lancelot appointed Sir Cleges earl of Agen in return for Cleges’ support in Lancelot’s war against King Arthur.

Agen | 1st century BC – 9th century AD

Roman Agen | 1st century BC – 5th century AD
Agen, known as Aginnum during Roman rule, was a Roman settlement that emerged in the first century BC. It was strategically located along the Roman road network and served as a center for trade and administration in the region. The city’s Roman heritage is reflected in historical remains such as the Roman baths and city walls.

Transition to Early Medieval Period | 5th – 9th century
With the decline of the Roman Empire in the fifth century, Agen faced periods of instability and changes in rule. The city was influenced by migrations of various peoples, including the Visigoths and the Franks. Christianity began to spread in the region during the early medieval period, and the city saw the establishment of religious institutions and churches.

Le Morte Darthur | Sir Thomas Malory, 1469-1470