Layamon's Brut (British Museum Ms. Cotton Caligula A.IX)
Layamon

Lines 1301 through 1400

Heo him to lupen; on alchere halue.
     1301
& to-luken þene king; & his leomen to-drowen.
     1302
& his hors al-swa. þat deade heo weoren bo twa.
     1303
& þus ferde Membriz; þe his broðer bi-swac Malin.
     1304
Enne sune he hafde; bi seoluan his quene.
     1305
þe was ihaten Ebrauc; æðelest alre kingen.
     1306
þe æuer sculde halden lond; oþer bi-witen leode.
     1307
Al his cun he wurðede; richen & wrecchen.
     1308
þa richen he lette beon stille. þa wrecchen hefden heore wille.
     1309
þat lond heo lette tilien; him tuwen hired-men to.
     1310
blisse wes on londe; a feole kunne þinge.
     1311
Heo heold swiðe god grið; ne breac na man his frið.
     1312
Cnihtes he hæfde gode; stronge & wode.
     1313
heo wilneden after worre; for heom wes heora Drihten wroð.
     1314
Þe king hit wel wuste; þeh he hit suggen ne durste.
     1315
He lætte bi sæ-flode; ȝearkien scipen gode.
     1316
vmben ane stunde; þa scipen ȝaru weoren.
     1317
& he dude þer-inne; his drihtliche cnites.
     1318
& sende heom in-to France; mid muchelere ferde. Page  68
     1319
& heo herȝeden France; & feor þer bi-ȝeonden.
     1320
& alle þa londes þa þer-to leȝen.
     1321
Muchel wes þa gersume; þe heo hæfden inome.
     1322
& comen eft hider ham; al isund & ihal.
     1323
Þes wes þe æreste king; þe ferde vt to ræuing.
     1324
þat ouer sæ wende; vt of þisse londe.
     1325
Swiðe longe þer-after; wes al þis leodisc folc.
     1326
vnimete riche; of þere ræuinge.
     1327
Þa com hit to mode; Ebrauc þon gode.
     1328
þat he wolde bulden; twa burh stronge.
     1329
He nom his folc & ferde forð; & droh him rites norð.
     1330
a ðas half Scotlonde; þer he wolde at-stonde.
     1331
Ærest he makede ane burh; & Kaer Ebrauc heo clepede.
     1332
þa oðer on are dune; Adud he heo hahte.
     1333
Þa heo wes icleped Kaer Ebrauc; seððen wes icleped Eborac.
     1334
Seoððen comen vncuðe men; & Eoverwic heo hahten.
     1335
& þa norþerne men; nis hit nawiht ȝeare.
     1336
þurh ane unþewe; Ȝeorc heo ihæhten.
     1337
Þa ferde þe king norður ma; & ane neowe burh makede.
     1338
vppen Angnetes munte; mærliche feier.
     1339
Maidene Castel he wes icleoped; nat ich for wan hit was swa idon.
     1340
Ebrauc leofede swiðe longe. & lond heold mid mensce.
     1341
Sixti winter he wes king; i griðe he heold his kine-lond.
     1342
Ah he hæfde moni wif; þe his cun of a-wachede.
     1343
he hefde on liue tuenti sunen. and alc hefde sundri moder.
     1344
he wes þritti dohtren%ne fader. þeo wifmen weoren feire.
     1345
Of his sunen hercne þa nomen; & ich heo þe wulle nemnen.
     1346
Brutus Uært Escut. Margadud; Sisiluius. Regin; Bladud.
     1347
Moruit. Lagon. Ebedloan; Ricar. Spaden. Gaul. Pardan.
     1348
Ældad. Gangu. Kerin. Luor; Ruc. Assarac. Buel. Hector.
     1349
Þeos weoren Ebraukes sunen; þes aðeles kinges.
     1350
His dohter nomen hercna nu; þa hæȝe weoren iborene.
     1351
Þa eldeste was ihaten Gloigin; Ocidas. Ourar; Ignogen.
     1352
Guardid; Radan. Guendlian. Angarad. Guenboden; Meðelan.
     1353
Malure. Ecub. Zangustel. Scadud. Kambreda; Methahel.
     1354
Gaz. Echem. Nest. Gorgon. Wladus. Ebræn; Blangru. Egron;
     1355
Bedra. Aballac. Eangnes; Andor. Scadiald. Galoes. Page  70
     1356
Efter þissere Galoes; Wales wes inemned.
     1357
Galoes wes feirest; of alle þan oðren.
     1358
leouest þone kinge; of þan sustren & of þon breoð[er]en.
     1359
& Anoþer wes alre best itowen; hire tuhtlen weren gode;
     1360
Gloigin hehte þa alre elduste; þeo wes þurh alle þing þa æðeleste.
     1361
alle heo weoren wel bi-hedda.
     1362
Þe king of Lumbardie Siluius; he wes heora nexta cunnes-mon.
     1363
richeliche he nom his sonde; & sende to Ebrauke kinge of þisse londe.
     1364
He bad hine senden him; alle his dohtren.
     1365
& he heom wolde ȝeuen; richen his monnen.
     1366
swiðe riche cnihten; of Troinisce cunne.
     1367
þa weoren in Lumbardie of heore strund; þah stræmes he((o))m to-dæleden.
     1368
& þa wifmen of Lumbardie; weoren heom swiðe laðe.
     1369
for þi þe king sende after þisse maidenen; to ȝeuen his riche monnen.
     1370
swa he dude & þus hit wes; wa wes Lumbardisce folc þes.
     1371
Þa hefde þe king Siluius his wille; & Lumbardie he walde.
     1372
& al his Troinisce cun; tuhten to him-seoluan.
     1373
Summe þa breo[ð]eren Ebraukes sunen; comen þider mid heora sustren.
     1374
Heo biȝeten wepnen heo biȝeten scipen; heo biȝeten men þe heom cuðen witen.
     1375
heo senden ouer al þan ærde; to biȝeten muchele ferde.
     1376
Þa comen þas cnihtes ut of Brutaine; ferden of Lumbardie to Alamaigne.
     1377
Assarac þe com ut of þissen eard; his broðren hine cleopeden heora lauerd.
     1378
Heo færden mid ȝeapscipe & mid wisdome; swa longe þat heo to Alamaine comen.
     1379
Muchele castles heo bigunnen; heo slowen heo barnden; & þæt lond bi-wunnen.
     1380
Ebrauc heora fader heold þis lond; sixti winter he wes heore king.
     1381
He hæfde her his eldeste sune; iholden mid him-seoluan.
     1382
his nome wes wel wide cuð; he hehte Brutus Uært Escud.
     1383
Tueolf ȝer he heold þis kine-lond; seoððen his fader hit bilefde.
     1384
Ænne sune he hefde ihaten Lei[l]; he heold þis kine-lond after him.
     1385
fulle fif & twenti ȝer; æfter his fader daie
     1386
He makede ane heȝe burh; feier & hende
     1387
to imonien Lei[l] þene king; & Kaer Leil heo clepede.
     1388
In alle þon norð ende; nes nan burh swa hende. Page  72
     1389
Lei[l] þe king heold wel þis lond; & lawen he hafde stronge.
     1390
ah toward his lifes ende; him ilomp wel luðere.
     1391
þat alle his riche eorles; & alle his heȝe beornes.
     1392
makeden muchel unfrið; & for þon kinge heo nolden holden grið.
     1393
Nefden heo of heore kinge; buten heora scærninge.
     1394
& euer-ælc wilde mon; hefde al his wil to don.
     1395
Þa iwerð þe king sec; þurh hefeȝere seorwe.
     1396
& sone þer-after com þe dai. þat þe king dead lai.
     1397
Þes king hefde enne sune; þe wes swiðe god mon.
     1398
he wes swiðe god knit; Ruhhudibras ihaten.
     1399
Þe cniht nom þæs riche; & þene kinedom æke.
     1400