King Arthur: The Mystery Unravelled

King Arthur: The Mystery Unravelled

by Chris Barber

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This book is the culmination of over thirty years of work and research by the author, who is a King Arthur specialist and bestseller.The book brings new information to light by examining through a jigsaw of connections throughout Dark Age Britain, especially Wales and Cornwall, as King Arthur is revealed to have been a hereditary King of the ancient land of the Silures in South Wales. In this way, Chris Barber has set out to reveal the true identity of King Arthur, whose identity has been obscured by the mists of time and the imaginative embellishments of romantic writers through the ages. After sorting fact from fiction, he not only identifies the Celtic prince who gave rise to the legend of Arthur, but reveals his family background, 6th century inscribed stones bearing his name and those of his contemporaries; locations of his courts, battle sites such as Badon Llongborth and Camlann; the identity of his enemies, the ancient Isle of Avalon and his final resting place.

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ISBN-13: 9781473861848
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date: 08/31/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 497,951
File size: 29 MB
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About the Author

Chris Barber is a well-established author with thirty one books published to date. They cover such subjects as mountaineering, industrial archaeology, prehistoric standing stones, and the mysteries and legends of Wales. His skills as a photographer are widely acknowledged and his illustrated lectures are very popular. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and was awarded the MBE for ‘Services to the Community and Tourism in the 2008 New Years Honours list. His many interests and achievements have also been recognised by an entry in ‘Whos Who in the World.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

Preface 9

Chapter 1 Who was King Arthur? 12

Chapter 2 Geoffrey of Monmouth 26

Chapter 3 Arthur's Illustrious Ancestors 46

Chapter 4 Arthur's Immediate Family 55

Chapter 5 Red Herrings at Tintagel, Camelford and Glastonbury 73

Chapter 6 Arthurian Connections in the West Country 85

Chapter 7 Arthur's Conception and Birth 92

Chapter 8 The Importance of Erging 100

Chapter 9 Educated at Llanilltud Fawr 112

Chapter 10 The Growing of Arthur 119

Chapter 11 Merlin, the Round Table and Excalibur 123

Chapter 12 The Courts of King Arthur 132

Chapter 13 Enemies of the Britons 146

Chapter 14 Looking for Llongborth 162

Chapter 15 Arthur's Twelve Battles 170

Chapter 16 The Battle of Badon 181

Chapter 17 Arthur's Gallic Campaign 189

Chapter 18 The Battle of Camlann 196

Chapter 19 The Island of Avalon 203

Chapter 20 A New World in Armorica 210

Chapter 21 Henry VII, 'Son of Prophecy' 225

Appendix I Chronology 235

Appendix II The Positive Identification of King Arthur 240

Notes 251

Select Bibliography 275

Index 283

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