THE TROJANS AND WESTERN EUROPE
From "The Compendium of World History" by Hoeh
The story of the famous Trojan kings -- once so widely discussed
in Greek literature -- is little known to history students today.
It begins in the days of Jasius or Jason, who became king of
Celtics in 1601. The half brother of Jasius is Dardanus, whom
Josephus declares to be Darda or Dara (See II Chronicles 2.6).
Darda was of the House of Judah and the Trojan kings therefore
Following a quarrel Dardanus fled to Asia Minor, married the
daughter of a native king, and founded the vital fort of Troy.
Thus the Trojan line of kings -- to be discussed in detail in
Vol.2 of the Compendium -- were able to dominate Western Asia
Minor. The Trojans were generally supported by the Assyrians in
all their wars against the Greeks.
The line of Trojan kings may be found on page 12 of Enderbie's
Cambria Triumphans, or Britain in its Few Perfect Lustre.
Kings of Troy to 1181 B.C.
Dardanus - 65 years - 1477-1412
(Compare the date 1477 with Eusebius' account of Dynasty 25 in
Erictanus - 46 years - 1412-1366
Tros - 40 years - 1366-1326
Ilus - 49 years - 1326-127
Laomedon - 44 years - 1277-123
Priamus (Prism) - 52 years - 1233-1181
In 1181 the Trojans were crushed in the First Trojan War with
Greece. Aeneas, of the royal family, fled to Italy. A son,
Brutus, expelled from Italy, returned to the Aegean area and
organized the enslaved Trojans, Lydians and Maeonians. The Greeks
were defeated and Troy was recaptured. With the recapture of Troy
in 1149 the list of Sea Powers of the Aegean and eastern
Mediterranean began. According to the terms of the treaty with
the Greeks, Brutus migrated, with all who wished to follow him,
via the Mediterranean into Britain.
His sons continued to rule ancient Britain, and on occasion vast
areas of the continent. The line of brutus fell in a fratricidal
war in 482 B.C.
Line of Brutes
Brutes - 24 years - 1149-1125
Locrine - 20 years - 1125-1105
Madan - 40 years - 1105-1065
Mempricius -20 years - 1065-1045
Ebranck - 40 years - 1045-1005
(Ebranck was a great conqueror, made an alliance with the king of
Italy, occupied all Gaul and much of Germany, threatened to
invade the eastern Mediterranean. Does this explain the unusual
behavior of King David of Israel in his late years when he sought
to take a census of the House of Israel in preparation for a vast
Brute #2 - 12 years - 1005-993
Leil - 25 years - 993-968
Lud - 39 years - 968-929
Baldud - 20 years - 929-909
Leir - 60 years - 909-849
Cordeilla, queen - 5 years - 849-844
Cunedag and Margan - 33 years - 844-811
Rival - 46 years - 811-765
Gurgust - 84 years - 765-681
Silvius - 49 years - 681-632
Jago - 28 years - 632-604
Kimmacus - 54 years - 604-550
Gorbodug - 63 years - 550-487
Ferrex and Porrex - 5 years - 87-482
These two sons of Gorbodug perished in a fratricidal struggle
after 5 years. Thus the direct line of Aeneas and Brutus ceased
-- as the Trojan line through Aeneas and Ascanius perished in
Italy in 509, only 27 years before.
After the death of Porrex and Ferrex the land of Bitain was
divided among Rudaucus, king of Wales, Clotenus, king of
Cornwall; Pinor, king of Loegria; Statorius, king of
Northumberland, for 48 years - 482-434.
The total duration of the struggle that ensued upon the death of
Gorbodug was 53 years -- 487-434. In 434, Molmutius Dunvallo, son
of Cloten, king of Cornwall, unified the kingdom. (The ancestry
of Cloten is unrecorded).
He enacted remarkable laws and was the first prince of Britain to
be installed with the rites and ceremonies of coronation. He wore
a golden crown and other ornaments of solemn inauguration, a
custom unknown by his predecessors. This new line of kings ruled
till the coming of Julius Caesar in 55 B.C.
(The laws of Molmutius are well recorded, and William Shakespeare
spoke of his fame and greatness in his writings - Keith Hunt).
Native British kings continued even under the Roman Caesars,
revived after the departure of the Romans, and were finally
replaced by the direct Davidic line from Ireland, Scotland and
England by Edward I.
Line of British Kings from Molmutius - length of reign -
Molmutius 40 434-394
Belinus and Brennus 22 394-372
Gurguint 19 372-353
Guintelyn 26 353-327
Silvius #2 or Silisius 15 327-312
Kimarus 3 312-309
Elanius or Danius 10 309-299
Morindus 9 299-290
Gorboman 10 290-280
Archigallo 1 280-279
Elidure his brother 3 279-276
Archigallo restored 10 276-266
Elidurus again 1 266-265
Vigenius and Peridurus 9 265-256
Elidurus again 4 256-252
Gorbonian 10 252-242
Morgan 14 242-228
Emerianus 7 228-221
Ydwallo 20 221-201
Rimo 16 201-185
Geruntius 20 185-165
Gatellus 10 165-155
Coilus 10 155-145
Perrox #2 5 145-140
Cherimus 1 140-139
Fulgentius 1 139-138
Eldred 1 138-137
Androgeus 1 137-136
Urianus 3 136-133
Elihud 5 133-128
Dedantius, or Dedacus 5 128-123
Detonus 2 123-121
Gurguineus 3 121-118
Merianus 2 118-116
Bleduus, or Bladud 2 116-114
Capenus 3 114-111
Ovinus 2 111-109
Sisilius 2 109-107
Bledgabedrm 10 107-97
Archimalus 2 97-95
Eldolus 4 95-91
Rodianus 2 91-89
Redargius 3 89-86
Samulius 2 86-84
Penisillus 3 84-81
Phyrrus 2 81-79
Caporius 2 79-77
Dinellus 4 77-73
Hell 1 73-72
Lud 11 72-61
In the seventh year of his sons Angrogaenus and Theomantius, when
Cassibelan their uncle usurped the kingdom, Julius Caesar entered
Britain. The seventh year is 55-54. Caesar first came in autumn
OUR IBERIAN ANCESTORS by W.H. Bennet, courtesy Anglo-Saxon World
There is a vast amount of evidence available, which shows that
Britain was inhabited in ancient times by a people with a very
high order of civilization. Stonehenge, Abury, and Silbury Hill,
to mention only three, are monuments which could only have been
built by a people skilled in engineering, mathematics and
The first of these British settlers arrived at a very early date
but, though they left innumerable evidence of their existence, we
know very little about them. Thus British history cannot properly
be said to have begun until a later date, about the year 1100
B.C., when southern Britain was settled by a people called
Iberians. Who then were these Iberian ancestors of ours and from
where did they come?
The first group arrived in the year 1103 B.C. in a great fleet of
332 ships under the leadership of a Prince called Brutus the
Trojan. They claimed to be descendants of the Trojans who fled
from Asia Minor after Troy was destroyed by the Greeks.
In confirmation of this we might note that Brutus established his
capital at London which he renamed Troynovant "New Troy", and
that it was known by this name for a considerable time. Further,
the ancient writers all assert that Brutus, the founder of the
ancient British Royal Family, was a Prince of the Royal House of
There is also in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle a chart
tracing the descent of our present Royal Family through this
Brutus to Aeneas who fled from Troy to Rome, and through him to
Dardanus who founded the Trojan Kingdom. There are also in
existence ancient manuscripts and records showing the genealogies
of a number of our old British and Welsh families, which trace
their descent through Brutus to Dardanus.
In the Church of St.Swithin in London there is a stone which
legend has always said was brought by Brutus from Troy, and in
Fore Street in Totnes there is still to be seen a stone called
the Brutus Stone, on which he is said to have stepped when he
first set foot on the shores of Britain.
Therefore it seems certain that Brutus who founded the ancient
British Royal Family, and the Iberians who came with him to
Britain, came from Troy.
Historians generally agree that the Trojan kingdom was founded by
a Prince named Dardanus who, with his followers, came to Asia
Minor in the 16th century B.C. As these were the ancestors of the
Iberians who came to Britain, it follows that they must ALSO have
been Iberians. This is interesting in the light of the fact that
Ireland was also settled in the 16th century B.C., by a people
called Iberians or Hiberians. As we know that these people came
from Egypt, it is evident that the Iberians who founded Troy and
later migrated to Britain also came from Egypt. Who, then, were
The first indication is in the name itself, for "Iberians" is a
word meaning the people of Eber or Heber. It is but one form of a
word which also appears as Hibernia, Hebrides and Hebrews. This
becomes more than an indication when we remember that the
Israelites, who were called Hebrews, were in bondage in Egypt all
during the 16th century B.C.
The next indication is that the Iberians who came to Ireland from
Egypt under the leadership of Prince Calcol, had as their emblems
a Red Hand and a Scarlet Cord, which are emblems of the Zarah
Branch of the Israelitish Tribe of Judah as shown in Genesis
In the Bible genealogies of the Israel people the Zarah branch of
the tribe of Judah ends with the names of two brothers, Calcol
and Darda or Dardanus. The fact that the genealogy of this branch
of the tribe of Judah ends, indicates that they were no longer
with the rest of Israel.
Surely the disappearance in Egypt of these Hebrews - a part of
the tribe of Judah - whose Prince was Dardanus, and the
appearance in Asia Minor at the same time in history of a group
of Iberians under the leadership of a Prince Dardanus, ought to
suggest the identity of the Trojans.
But there is further, proof. The Greek historian Homer says that
this Dardanus was a son (or descendant of Jupiter, and the Roman
and Greek legends say that Jupiter was a son of Saturn who was
also called Kronus. Writing of the Greek Gods, Sanchoniatho, a
Phoenician historian, says "Kronus, whom the Phoenicians called
Israel had a son Jehud." Thus according to Homer and
Sanchoniatho, Dardanus who founded the Trojan kingdom was a
descendant of Jehud (Judah) whose father was Israel.
Thus the identity of the Iberians who settled southern Britain
about 1100 B.C. is complete. They came from Troy, and before that
from Egypt. They were Israelites of the Zarah Branch of the tribe
of Judah. They, together with later arrivals, the Celts and the
Cymry, were the ancestors of the Britons
PROOF OF OUR IDENTITY THROUGH SHARON TURNER; courtesy:
The Covenant Message (abridged)
Who Was Sharon Turner?
Sharon Turner was a widely-read and profoundly learned historian.
He was also an eminent London attorney, and was in practice for
himself in the Temple until failing health forced him to retire.
For the remainder of his life he used his talents in studying,
for historical purposes, the origin of the Anglo-Saxons from the
Cottonian Library of the British Museum, He was born in London in
1768 and died there in 1847.
In his day, and for a number of years afterwards, he was
constantly quoted by historians as an authority upon Anglo-Saxon
origins, life and literature. The "English Cyclopedia" published
in 1857, says of him: "He was the first English author who had
taken the pains, or had had sufficient knowledge, to investigate
the valuable remains left to us in Anglo-Saxon records. He
consulted the original manuscripts with great industry and
intelligence, and the result has been that though his views have
been more than once assailed, they have been generally sustained,
and that the study of Anglo-Saxon literature has been more
appreciated, and the authenticity of his materials more generally
understood. The work 'History of the Anglo-Saxons' soon took a
permanent place in the historical literature of the country." To
which the Dictionary, of National Biography adds that his
writings are "almost as complete a revelation as the discoveries
P.W. Thompson, in his book "Britain in Prophecy and History",
writes: "From the fact of his having enjoyed a pension of 300
pounds during the last years of his life it would appear that his
contemporaries thought highly of him." Sir Edmund Gosse speaks of
him as "a careful imitator of Gibbon, who illustrated the
Anglo-Saxon period of our chronicles." Lord Macaulay refers to
Turner's History as an authority consulted by him in his
researches concerning Sedgemoor. The elder Disraeli wrote of
Turner in terns of warm appreciation: "flume despatches,
comparatively in a few pages, a subject which has afforded to the
fervid diligence of my friend, Sharon Turner, volumes precious to
the antiquary, the lawyer and the philosopher," (page 68) Again,
on pages of 166-167: "Now, remembering in what estimate Southey
held his 'Life of Wesley', when regarded in its relative order of
importance as contrasted with other of his own works, it is
illuminating to be faced with the fact that Robert Southey,
D.C.L. Poet Laureate, one of the most deservedly appreciated
authors of his own day, could find no worthier recipient for the
dedication of this favourite book than his esteemed friend Sharon
Turner. This, remember, is the deliberate judgment of a
contemporary; Southey could afford to be independent in his
choice in conferring the honour which be, as a foremost writer,
had it in his power to bestow." These extracts help as to see the
esteem with which Sharon Turner was held in his day.
In his "History of the Anglo-Saxons" he tells us three successive
waves of people populated Europe. First, the Kimmerian, then the
Scythian, Gothic, and "German", and lastly the Slavonian. The
inhabitants of Britain are descended from the Kimmerians and
Scythians (Book I). The second stock is peculiarly interesting to
us, because from its branches the Anglo-Saxons, Lowland Scotch,
Normans, Danes, Norwegians, Swedes, among others, have
unquestionably descended (Book 2). At some period after the
Kimmerians reached the shores of the North Sea a portion of them
passed over and settled themselves in Britain. "It is agreed by
the British antiquaries that the most ancient inhabitants of our
island were called Cymry. The Welsh, who are their descendants,
have always called themselves Cymry. . . The Cymry of Britain
have sprung from the continental Kimmerians, who were once
sovereigns of the Kimmerian Bosphorus (Crimea)."
After the Kimmerians came the Scytbians and the Saxons who came
to Britain in the fifth century A.D. were a Scythian tribe.
Sharon Turner says the name "Saxon" was derived from "Sacae"
(Sakai) and traces the Saxons back to the region of the Crimea.
The Behistun Inscription of Darius the Great shows that "Sacae"
was the Persian name for a people vaguely called "Gi-mi-ri" ("the
tribes") by the Babylonians. The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser,
now in the British Museum, calls the Israelites of the ten-tribed
House of Israel Beth-Khumri, or "The House of Omri" (Omri was
pronounced Khumri, the initial vowel being gutteral), after Omri,
one of the most notorious of their kings (I Kings 16:16). It is
well known that our Anglo-Saxon ancestors at one time inhabited
the region now known as the Crimea. We see, therefore, that in
the region where Bible history leaves the ten-tribed of Israel,
secular history finds our own ancestors.
In quoting Sharon Turner we must remember that the Anglo Saxons,
etc., are not of German origin. The fact that they passed through
the region now known as Germany does not constitute them Germans.
The following testimonies of the noted ethnologists are of erect
importance and value. Professor W.J. Ripley: "This ethnological
comparison proves that the Anglo-Saxon peoples must be of an
entirely different stock from the present German race, and that
they therefore do not belong to the Teuton stock." Dr. Latham
"Throughout the whole length and breadth of Germany there is not
a village, hamlet or family which can show definite signs of
descent from the continental ancestors of the Angles of England.
There is ample evidence of the whole Anglo-Saxon peoples leaving
Germany." The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles state that when the Angles
and the Saxons came across to Britain they came in a body,
leaving few of their kindred behind.
Sharon Turner was a great historian seeking to establish our
origin, and in so doing has rendered an invaluable service.
Entered on this Website June 2004