Latin: Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium
A city situated on the banks of the River Rhine in Germany. It has a long and illustrious history dating back to Roman times. The city was originally founded by the Romans in the first century AD and was an important Roman outpost and later developed into a major medieval trade center.
Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur mentions Cologne as the site of a castle besieged and won by Lucius the Roman during his campaign against Arthur. Cologne is also describes as the birthplace of Helyes of Thoulouse, one of the nine wise clerks whom King Arthur sends to Duke Galeholt in response to his challenge.
Arodion | The Legend of King Arthur
Cligés | Chrétien de Troyes, late 12th century
Vulgate Lancelot | 1215-1230
Le Morte Darthur | Sir Thomas Malory, 1469-1470