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King Arthur and his Knights

September 28th, 2013 § in History

Sovereign of the knights of the round table, Arthur was the adulterous son of Uther Pendragon and the beautiful Ygerne whom Pendragon induced by mistake by taking the traits of her husband. Historically he was inspired by a real Gallic king who lived at the turning of the V (fift[...]

The Legendary Land of Lyonesse

September 15th, 2013 § in Mystery

The lost land of Lyonesse is often mentioned in British and Cornish folklore. It joins other mysterious places such as Camelot and Avalon in King Arthur legends. According to legend, Lyonesse once existed between the coasts of Cornwall and the Scillies. During the 16th century, a[...]

Camelot – Did it Really Exist

August 22nd, 2013 § in History

The oldest known documents about King Arthur contain no information about Camelot. The place isn鈥檛 mentioned at all until the twelfth century, when a French poet named Chretien de Troyes mentioned it by name in one of his poems about Lancelot. Later, in 1485, it鈥檚 mentioned i[...]