Nightbringer | The Arthurian Online Encyclopedia


Meauls, Meaus, Miaus, Miaux, Miax

Meaux is a commune east of Paris, France.

The Vulgate Estoire del Saint Graal calls it the birthplace of King Mordrains. At the time of Mordrain’s birth, it was ruled by Count Sevain, who was ordered to send a certain number of male youths to Rome. Mordrains (then called Evalach or Evelake) was one of these children.

According to the Vulgate Mort ArtuArthur once stayed in the city during his war with Lancelot. Arthur had Gawain carried here when Lancelot had generously refrained from killing him in the duel outside Gannes.

Meaux | 0 to 800 AD

Roman Era
Meaux, known as Iantinum during Roman times, was part of the Roman province of Gallia Belgica. It was an important Roman town with roads connecting it to other Roman settlements in the region.

Early Medieval Period
During the early medieval period, Meaux became a target for various invading forces, including the Visigoths and the Huns. In the fifth century, it faced the challenges and disruptions brought about by the fall of the Western Roman Empire and the migrations of various barbarian groups. The town’s history during this time was marked by periods of instability and conflict.

The spread of Christianity had a significant impact on Meaux during this era. The Meaux Cathedral has its origins in the early Christian period but underwent several reconstructions and renovations over the centuries.

Frankish Influence
By the eighth century, the region, including Meaux, came under Frankish rule as the Franks expanded their territories. The Carolingian Empire, led by figures such as Charlemagne, played a prominent role in the region during the late eighth century.

Vulgate Mort Artu | 1215-1230
Vulgate Estoire del Saint Graal | 1220-1235