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Sunday, 07. October 2007
The Quest For King Arthur
Once upon a time there lived the greatest hero we've ever known. He was brought up by the wise wizard Merlin. He became King of the Britons when he pulled the sword from the stone. He married the beautiful Guinevere. He rode out of Camelot protected from harm by his magic sword Excalibur. He sat in council with the chivalrous Knights of the Round Table and sent them to find the Holy Grail ...
This king is known as Arthur – and his story is known to us all. Or is it?
'The Quest for King Arthur' is an enjoyable documentary that acknowledges the fact that we do not know, and may never know, whether or not there was a historical individual on whom the legends are based. At the same time, the program illustrates the importance of the legend of Arthur in medieval times. The documentary also takes a look at the archaeological aspects as well as the historical ones in seeking fact.
Duration 89 minutes.
You may also like:
King Arthur: History & Legend by Britannia.
One of the best, and certainly most comprehensive, sites on Arthur is the American internet resource, Britannia. This covers just about everything the ordinary web surfer might want about Arthur, with histories, timelines, maps, biographies, genealogies, original sources and texts, a reading list, other resources and selected links all presented in an accessible and easily used format. There are also essays by – and a discussion with – the Arthur expert Geoffrey Ashe and even an illustrated 'Magical History Tour' of Britain. Britannia's links to other websites can be accessed directly here.
The Camelot Project at the University of Rochester.
The Camelot Project is designed to make available in electronic format a database of Arthurian texts, images, bibliographies and basic information. The project, begun in 1995, is sponsored by the University of Rochester and offers a useful starting point for anyone seeking information about Arthur on the internet.
Arthur: A Man for the Ages by David White.
David White's heavily cross-referenced site on Arthurian history and legends. Includes a lively FAQ (frequently asked questions) section, including 'Was the sword really in the stone?', 'Who was the Lady of the Lake?' and 'Was Galahad really so boring?'
Carleon by D Maynard.
Caerleon was the site of one of Britain's three Roman Legionary Fortresses and many believe it to be the location of King Arthur's Camelot.
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