Oh Arthur!  My only son!  At only 15 years of age you took my reins.  As my spawn, you were loved by the Britons for your courage and generosity.  But at what price?  Did you not slaughter the Saxons with your nephew Hoel for their riches?  Although the Saxons are dirty savages, is this your generous nature?  All of the clergy and people of Briton begged me to be their king!  I did not take and slaughter!  Wace will tell you about the people of Winchester begging me to take the thrown.  Even Geoffrey knows I was a noble commander!  I led men to Ireland in the building of Stonehenge, although Guillomer tried to stop me.  Barbarian!  I did harass the foolish Irish til the end, but it was for the good of Briton and the order of my beloved brother.  Even you, my son, ordered your successor to live by the useful laws that I put into action.  I was a great king!  My underling forced himself on many nations, whereas I was sought out by the people.  As Layamon recalls, you offered to rule Rome in vain.  The Romans that wanted you in power were in great fear for their lives.
My ambitious son!  Although courageous, you think the world is yours for the taking!  You have slaughtered many great men and consumed many kingdoms by your own right.  I slayed Gillomanius and Vortigern to avenge my brother!  And Paschent died by my hand, but because he poisoned dear Aurelius.  I captured Octa and Ossa with the help of my dear friend Gorlois, but only because the cousins challenged me first!  You see?  You must earn your possessions, dear son!  Vengeance is reason for death, not greed.  I destroyed Gorlois only because he disrespected me.  I must have order and respect in my kingdom.  And contrary to belief, Tintagel was handed over to me.  I did not force it's dwellers out.  Ask Wace!  The householders opened the doors to me.  I claimed my sweet Igerna only because she was freed from the bond of marriage due to the death of her poor husband, Gorlois.  I did mourn his fateful end.  Geoffrey of Monmouth will tell you!  It was the great love between Igerna and myself that we gave birth to you and your sister Anna.  It was not force.
Did I not teach you fair punishment?  Mordred acted as you by taking your throne and wife!  Although my Arthur, sweet son, would never act as cowardly as Mordred.  Can you imagine that wretch betraying his people during battle?  My son is courageous and ambitious.  My dear Arthur, your downfall was your pompous plot to kill Mordred and torch your queen with only half your army.  I would never thought to torch my beautiful queen Igerna.  My son, too confident in his abilities, he should have followed the actions of his noble father.....

Uther