The King of Jutland, Doldavius, voluntarily subjugated himself to Arthur in exchange for Arthur’s protection from invasion. Arthur commandeered warriors from Jutland for the invasion of Gaul and the Roman War.
Jutland | 0 to 700 AD
Pre-Roman and Roman Era
Jutland was inhabited by various Germanic tribes, including the Jutes, Angles, and Saxons, during this period. The region was not part of the Roman Empire but had contact with Roman trade and influence through neighboring areas.
Migration Period | 4th to 6th centuries AD
The Migration Period, also known as the Völkerwanderung, was a time of migrations and upheaval in Europe. Germanic tribes from Jutland, including the Angles and Saxons, migrated to Britain and played a significant role in shaping the early history of England.
Viking Age | 8th to 10th centuries AD
While the Viking Age is often associated with later centuries, the maritime activities of the Germanic people from Jutland played a crucial role during this period. Jutland was a center for shipbuilding, and its people, known as the Danes, engaged in trade, exploration, and raids throughout Europe, including Britain, Ireland, and the Carolingian Empire.
Christianity began to spread in Jutland during the early medieval period. The conversion to Christianity was gradual, and Jutland’s role as a center of Viking activity continued even after the adoption of Christianity.
During this period, Jutland was not a unified political entity. It was divided into smaller regions and territories, each with its own chieftans and rulers. The absence of centralized authority contributed to the region’s role in Viking activities and maritime trade.
Rome | The Legend of King Arthur
Historia Regum Britanniae | Geoffrey of Monmouth, c. 1138
Roman de Brut | Wace, c. 1155
Brut | Layamon, late 12th century to mid-13th century