King Arthur: The True Story

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Arrow, 1993 - History - 213 pages
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The truth behind the romance and legends of Excalibur, the Holy Grail and the site of the real Avalon.

For fifteen hundred years, King Arthur has remained a mystery. For the first time, King Arthur – The True Story discovers the historical King Arthur, his Camelot and his final resting place. The authors uncover vital evidence for Arthur’s historical existence. Centuries of myth are peeled away to reveal the truth behind the romance, and the Grail and Excalibur legends. The search for Arthur’s Camelot leads to ancient ruins in the heart of Britain – a Dark Age city recently unearthed by archaeologists. A medieval manuscript in Oxford’s Bodleian Library finally identifies King Arthur’s burial site: the real Avalon.

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User Review  - Shimmin - LibraryThing

An account of the authors' theories about who, when and where was King Arthur. It was fairly interesting, and I enjoyed the historical titbits throughout. They have a persuasive way with them, too. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - InformationMagpie - LibraryThing

An interesting, but ultimately flawed investigation of the identity of King Arthur. Their reconstruction of Vortigern's kingdom and rule is quite good, unbiased by later reputation and their use of ... Read full review


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Graham Phillips has investigated unsolved mysteries for over fifteen years. In the 1980s, with Martin Keatman , he co-authored The Green Stone and The Eye of Fire , which documented the discovery of the Meonia Stone hidden after the Gunpowder plot of 1605, and the Ranton Bell, now in the hands of Lord Lichfield. Graham Phillips is a regular speaker at The Questing Conference. His other books investigating historical enigmas include Robin Hood: The Man Behind the Myth and The Search For The Grail.

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