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    1. North Marches

      One of Scotland's subkingdoms.


      See also
      Marches | The Legend of King Arthur



    2. North Wales
      Latin: Venedotia | Norgales, Norgalis, Norgoise, Northgales, Northgalis

      The northern part of Wales is given as its own kingdom in a large number of Arthurian romances.

      In the First Continuation of Chrťtienís Perceval, it is ruled by King Camandans, an ally of Arthur. According the Vulgate Estoire del Saint Graal, its first Christian king was Celidoine, the son of Nascien.

      The Vulgate Merlin gives the kingdom, in Arthurís time, to both Belinant and Tradelmant. In the Post-Vulgate Suite du Merlin and in Malory, it is one of the kingdoms ruled by Rions. Geoffrey of Monmouth says it was ruled by Peredur after Arthurís death, and the Italian La Tavola Ritonda names two kings of North Wales: Alois and Ansilerno (Ansalinero).

      In Malory, the unnamed Queen of North Wales is a companion of Morgan le Fay in her plans to imprison Lancelot in Cart Castle, to trap Elaine of Corbenic in a bath of boiling water, and to bear Arthurís body from the battlefield of Salisbury to Avalon.

      In the chronicles, the region is called Venedotia.


      Kings of Wales
      Bernant | The Legend of King Arthur
      Camandans | The Legend of King Arthur
      Castis | The Legend of King Arthur
      Ferramonte | The Legend of King Arthur



    3. North Wales Causeway
      la Cauchie Norgalois, North Wales Bridge, le Pont Norgalois, Welsh Causeway

      One of only two bridges connecting Arthurís Britain with Galehautís kingdom of Sorelois. The other was the Irish Bridge.

      The North Wales Bridge was submerged in parts, and was defended at the Sorelois end by a strong tower and a stout knight. Only five knights ever made it across alive - these included Gawain, Meliant, Yder, Dodinel, and Arthur. Its description is reminiscent of Chrťtienís Underwater Bridge.


      See also
      Assurne | The Legend of King Arthur
      Helie de Ragres | The Legend of King Arthur