King Arthur & the Matter of Britain
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The Arthur of popular
culture is variously a late Roman, a Celt, or a paragon of high
medieval chivalry; a king, a general, or a guerilla warrior holding off the
At the core of all the chronicles and all the legends, the seed
of these tales, lies the shadowy figure of a leader who may have fought
at Badon and perhaps died at Camlann, wherever those places might be...
The Quest for Arthur
The Monstrous Regiment of Arthurs by
Thomas Green, at his comprehensive Arthurian Resources site. "A guide to the various theories that seek to identify the
historical Arthur, both scholarly and popular.
This guide presents a critical analysis of the various theories that have
been put forward with the intention of helping the interested reader
sort the wheat from the chaff, and to show what the realistic range of
possibilities are if, for whatever reason, we do choose to consider
Arthur a genuinely historical figure."
A Quest for Arthur,
an essay by Geoffrey Ashe, at Britannia. And an Interview with Geoffrey Ashe
at A Millenial Quest for Arthur.
Some Britannia content, including
King of the Britons, is no longer free.
Lucius Artorius Castus, Part 1: An Officer and an Equestrian
and Part 2: The Battles in Britain by
Linda Malcor explores the life of the late second century Roman officer
who has been proposed as one source for the legends of King Arthur; at The Heroic Age.
Arthurís Death and Destiny,
Chapter VI of Thomas Green's Concepts of Arthur at Arthurian Resources.
King Arthur's Death in Legend, History,
and Literature, a B.A. thesis by Adam Levin. "This thesis will
explore a small number of the huge mass of works about
King Arthur and his court. It will examine some of the
earliest materials in an attempt to discover the origins of the
myths. It will look at one of the most important writers of
Arthurian legend and trace a possible link to a real historical
King of the Britons. Finally, it will look at some middle and
later works in which the authors were more intent on telling the
story than they were in keeping facts straight. "
a paper presented to the Celtic Studies Association of North America by Toby D. Griffen,
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.
Truth of Arthur, a survey article by Melissa Snell at
at Britannia, the site index from David Nash Ford, creator of the
Early British Kingdoms.
Features essays, genealogies, references. Some links are no longer free.
Arthur a king or just a battle commander? Answers from history and legend, at King
Arthur: A Man for the Ages.
King Arthur, background and
text links at the Camelot Project. New !
Notes on the Illustrations ·
6 July 2004