December 10, 2015
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1849013020
ISBN - 13: 9781849013024
From the Publisher
Revelatory account of the man and the legend.
Who was the real King Arthur? What do the historical documents tell us about the Knight of the Round Temple? It is just a chivalric fantasy?
The story of Arthur has been handed dow n to us by Medieval poets and legends - but what if he actually existed and w as in fact a great king in the early years of Britain's story. Mike Ashley visits the source material and uncovers unexpected new insights into the legend: there is clear evidence that the Arthurian legends arose from the exploits of not just one man, but at least three originating in W ales, Scotland and Brittany. The true historical Arthur really existed and is distantly related to the present royal family.
From the Jacket
|The story of Arthur, Camelot and the Knights of the Round Table has been handed on by medieval poets and mythical stories - but what if he did indeed reign as a great king in the early years of Britain's story? If so, who was he? And what do the historical documents tell us about him? This lively brief history re-examines the source material and finds clear evidence that the Arthurian legends arose from the exploits of at least three men, originating in Wales, Scotland and Brittany.|
Historian Mike Ashley, author of the best-selling A Brief History of British Kings and Queens, establishes that the true historical Arthur did exist, and is distantly related to the British royal family. Ashley's fascinating account provides unexpected, detailed insight into an otherwise mythical figure, often dismissed as chivalric fantsy. Protector, war lord, legen - the true history of King Arthur is more revealing than the fables.