The Battle of Carlion
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Britain under King Constantinus had been a constant struggle to establish independent strength in the wake of abandonment by a feeble Roman Empire. In 439, Constantinus position was such that he was able to muster a significant force in an effort to drive the Irish firmly out of Escavalon. The Irish, led by their cruel chieftian Niall, were confident in their strength and met Constantinus on the field of battle outside of Carlion, an old Roman city in southeastern Cambria.
Despite being outnumbered, the Irish fought the battle to a standstill. Late in the afternoon several young and brave warriors from Salisbury broke through Irish lines and captured their standard single-handed, waving it as a rallying cry before being cut down. In the mad rush to recapture their standard, the Irish collectively turned their backs on Constantinus soldiers. The center collapsed and the battle quickly became a massacre as the disciplined British forces capitalized on the moment. Only a handful of the warriors from Salisbury survived, and as a reward for their bravery, they were granted lands of their own.