Nightbringer | The Arthurian Online Encyclopedia


Glem, Gleni

A river in Britain.

The mouth of the river was the site of Arthur’s first battle against the Saxons. As in all of the twelve battlesArthur was victorious.

Possible locations include the Glem in Lincolnshire, the Glen in Northumberland, and the Glyme in Oxfordshire (Chambers, 202). The first is most probable, since Nennius places another of Arthur’s battles in a country called Linnuis, and Linnuis is likely Lindsey, in Lincolnshire.

See also
Dane Hill | The Legend of King Arthur

Historia Brittonum | Probably Nennius, early 9th century
Idylls of the King | Lord Alfred Tennyson, 1859-1886