NIGHTBRINGER | The Arthurian Encyclopedia


The Aube is a river in northeastern France.

Arthur camped by the river on his way to the Roman War. His forces met with those of King Ban of Benoic and King Bors of Gannes. Arthur later built a castle along the river.

The Aube Region | 0 to the 9th century AD

Pre-Roman and Roman Periods
In the pre-Roman era, the area around the Aube River was inhabited by Celtic tribes. With the Roman conquest, the region became part of the Roman province of Gallia Belgica. Roman settlements and infrastructure, such as roads and bridges, likely had an impact on the Aube River region.

Migration Period | 4th – 6th centures
The decline of the Western Roman Empire saw the migration of various Germanic and Hunnic tribes. The area witnessed movements of different tribes, contributing to changes in demographics.

Merovingian and Carolingian Periods | 5th – 9th centuries
The region became part of the Frankish kingdom during the Merovingian and Carolingian dynasties. The establishment of Christianity in the area is associated with this period, with the construction of churches and monasteries. The Carolingian Empire, under Charlemagne, saw efforts to organize and govern the territory.

Viking Raids and Invasions | 8th – 9th centuries
Like many areas in Western Europe, the Aube region experienced Viking raids along rivers, including the Seine, during the eighth and ninth centuries. These raids often targeted monasteries and towns along riverbanks.

Feudal Period and Medieval Development
The feudal system took root, and local lords played a crucial role in the governance of the region. The medieval period saw the construction of fortifications, castles, and churches. Agricultural activities, including viticulture, became significant for the economy.

Vulgate Merlin | 1220-1235