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Artegal


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(‘Archgallo’ in Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae), legendary king of Britain. He was deposed for his crimes and replaced by his brother Elidurus the Dutiful; when he returned from exile Elidurus restored him to the throne. The story is the subject of Wordsworth's poem ‘Artegal and Elidure’.

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