She therefore questions suggestions that Laghamon's sympathies show a straightforward switch from British to English, and that his portrayal of the Saxon conquest
as divine punishment for sin is to be read as an analogy of the Norman conquest.
Gildas had alleged that no British literature was extant until himself, but here was evidence that learned men had existed to shed light on the extremely murky time between the Roman withdrawal and the Saxon conquests
. These names afforded something to point to, some note-worthy link, some transition, between the bards mentioned in the classics and the bards who informed Geoffrey.