Hwīt Draca

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Se Hƿīt Draca Angelseaxisces Englalandes

Se Hƿīta Draca is tācn þe þyncþ man biþ of Angelseaxiscum Englalande.

Stǣrliċ[adihtan]

Geoffrey of Monmūðe ƿrāt ymbe þone "Hƿītan Dracan" in þā "Ealdan Forebodunga Merlines" and Historia Regum Brittaniae. Þēos mǣleþ ymbe beadu betƿeonan Rēadum Dracan and Hƿītum Dracan.[1] Monmūþ mǣnþ þæt se Rēada biþ for þǣm þēodiscum Brytonum, and Hƿīt biþ for ȝesēċendum Seaxonum. Monmūþ nōm his þancas fram ieldrum ȝeƿritum Nenniuses, þe spræc ymbe rēade and hƿīte ƿyrmas campende, þe mǣnaþ dracan, þe mǣnaþ þā folc Brytona and Seaxna in þǣre bēċ Historia Britonum.[2] Naðer secgaþ þæt oþþe þā Seaxan oþþe þā Brittiscan brucon þis tācn.

Sēðung sƿā tācn þāra Engla[adihtan]

Þǣr is missenliċ sēðung þe þā Englisc brucon dracan. Man mæȝ Dracan Fanan sēon on þǣm Bayeux Tapestry, and þǣr is sēðung þæt man bruce dracan sƿā fanan æfter þǣre Norþmandiscan Infare. Tacitus, Nennius, and sēo lār Bēoƿulfes namiaþ ēac þone hƿītan dracan þāra Engla.

Lār ymbe sancta Georg and þone Hƿītan Dracan[adihtan]

Sēo lār ymbe sanctan Georg and þone Hƿītan Dracan is ōðer stǣrliċ sēðung þæt se hƿīta draca is tācn þāra Engla, forþǣm þe fana sancta Georges rōdum ƿæs tācn þāra Normanna, sƿā ƿæs sancta Georg hiera fædersancta, hƿīl se Hƿīta Draca and his fana ƿǣron tācn þāra Engla. Sēo lār ƿæs onstedeþanc for Beadum Hǣstingum.

Eftsīþ þæs Hƿītan Dracan[adihtan]

Þyncaþ sumu clīeƿnu lēoda þæt se hƿīta draca biþ þæt ƿǣre tācn þāra Engla, ne sēo rōd sancta Georges, forðy sumu clīewnu, sƿā þæt Engliscra Fanena Fryȝyld, fandiaþ hine tō edcƿicienne.

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