There are many legends surrounding the mysterious god/man Bran, among them are the legends of the Tower of London and the burying of his head. It is known of his association with rivers and his ability to navigate and lead his followers, in the times of the iron age and the coming of the Romans many a man was turned into a God by the patronage of his followers. The arrival of the Romans on the shores of Albion, (Great Britain) caused much confusion, the monks of Ireland, the Druids and high priests of England did not record their history in writing, on a much wider scale the Celts were not writers and very little was written or recorded of these troublesome times. We know the Romans relied on maps created by Pytheas (Greek explorer) some three hundred and fifty years earlier to have some understanding of Prydain, (Great Britain) Pytheas claimed to have walked around the shore and created his map by foot. This is something that Pliny a Roman writer of historical facts disputed but still held Pytheas in high regard.
Tin was a comodity the Romans wanted, with an ever expanding army to equip, their exploration into Albion was one of need. They suspected Tin was being sourced in Albion but could not confirm the rumours, the enemies of Rome were many including the people of Cornwall. A man of great influence known in Wales and Cornwall was a man named Bran, he was a giant of a man and controlled large areas across these districts. The international traders of the time knew him as fair and honest not only was he popular with his own people he was an international trader with connections stretching into the meditteranean.
The Romans first arrival in Albion was in Kent and made allies of the local community, they raided the spiritual centre of the East of Albion (Canterbury) Two trade ships carrying supplies were not enough to carry the plunder away and so a roman war galley was used as well, the fleet were over laden and were unable to cope with the autumn storms in the English channel, they headed for Brest but did not make it into harbour. The Romans were obsessed with the East Coast convinced that tin was being mined there, they put considerable resources into controlling the east coast ,English Channel and the coastline of Europe in their efforts to find the tin. The scrolls taken from Canterbury fed their thirst for intimate knowedge of the Druids culture but they only had a part of the knowledge and it was beyond their comprehension and understanding. The Romans could not decipher the language written by the high priests of that time and that location and this made the Romans fearful of the people of Albion.
Joseph of Arimithea was a trader of great repute and was a visitor to Albion, specifically Cornwall and the tin mines. He knew of Bran the riverman trader and knew of the deception to Rome and keeping the location of the tin from the Romans. All the time the Romans were hunting the east coast they were not searching Cornwall both Joseph, Bran and the traders of Brest were aware of the romans incessant search for the location of the tin. The traders of Brest had ships that could negotiate the tides of the channel, they could outrun the romans and were never caught, one ship is known to have met a Roman galley but rather than be caught the crew sank it so no evidence of tin was found. The trading routes used to disguise the source of the tin were many Bran was a great sailor and navigator respected across the lands of Albion, Joseph of Arimithea was also a great sailor and navigator with both having diplomatic skills and a mutual keenness to trade with the Romans under their own terms not Roman.
It is known that Marseilles was a central trading post away from the Pillars of Hercules, the mouth of the river Loire is less than a days sail from Brest with the end of the river being a short travel overland to Marseilles. The mouth of the river Rhine is south of modern Rotterdam with its end being the beginning of the river Rhone which leads down to Marseilles. There are known trading routes across France leading from the Halstatt cultures of the Bronze age and the iron age cultures developing from La Tene had created established trading routes making travel by horse drawn carriages much faster. The Celts were masters of the horse drawn carriages in combat and the transportation of goods.
This deception contributed towards Julius Ceasars decision to leave Albion and withdraw his legions to the borders of Germany to suppress the uprising at the northern boundaries of Rome. The decision to return later was the search for Jesus Christ. Joseph of Arimithea retired to lands supplied by Bran in Glastonbury... Joseph of Arimithea removed the body of Christ from the cross and arranged for him to come to Albion, (Great Britain) they were under the protection of Bran who had almost total control of his lands.
Coming soon: "Jesus Christ our Lord last set foot on this land of ours at Bradwell on Sea in Essex, he had maybe nine followers with him and was heading for Brest to eventually meet with Mary Magdalene' in France."