History of Brittany
and the Barzhaz Breizh
Julius Caesar conquers the Veneti
ca 450 AD
Immigration of Britons from Devon,
Cornwall and Wales led by their clergy (partly coming from Ireland)
The independence of the new nation is defended by leaders (machtiern) such as Morvan Lez-Breiz
Nominoé, appointed as a missus dominicus in Brittany to the King of France
His son, Erispoé, founds the Duchy of Brittany.
Norman raids:destruction of Landévénec Abbey.
Reconquest of the Duchy by Alan Barbetorte ("Twisted Beard").
Rising against the Duchess Dowager Edwige
Bretons join their Norman neighbours in the conquest of England.
Succession war: 2 pretenders to the ducal coronet: