King Arthur's European Realm: New Evidence from Monmouth's Primary Sources (BOK)

Paul Sire

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King Arthur was as true as life, as this book proves with documentary evidence. It also incorporates a whole body of new material that shows that Monmouth was, basically, right. The "Arthurian Legend" can be fully rationalised by uncontroversial Insular and Continental sources which trace his birth to ca. AD 449, his departure from his kingdom in 466 and his battles across France. This book's "Riothamus" does not, however, vanish from history but moves east and, in 476, conquers Rome, much as Monmouth confusingly said. In 489 Arthur's name appears on an Italian legal document, but by 495 he had returned to Britain to fight his famous Battle of Badon, 14 miles east of Bath. By tracking the history of the conquerors of Rome through the material culture they left in the towns they settled, this book finds a perfect match with the places mentioned in the "Arthurian Legend." Use of the right historical records allow the enigma to be untangled clearly.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Paul Sire
ISBN 9780786478019
Antall sider 277 Dimensjoner 17,8cm x 25,4cm x 2cm
Vekt 386 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form British & Irish history, Biography: historical, political & military