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Arthur and the Lost Kingdoms
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ISBN:
9781780270791
Categories
History
Imprint
Birlinn
Publication Date
17 May 2012
Format
Paperback (also available as an eBook)
Status
Available for Sale
Publisher
Birlinn Limited
Extent
304
Illustrations
8pp colour plates

Arthur and the Lost Kingdoms

by Alistair Moffat - Find out more about the author

 

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The Holy Grail, the kingdom of Camelot, The Knights of the Round Table and the magical sword Excalibur are all key ingredients of the legends surrounding King Arthur. But who was he really, where did he come from, and how much of what we read about him in stories that date back to the Dark Ages is true? So far historians have failed to show that King Arthur really existed at all, for a good reason — they have been looking in the wrong place.

In this fascinating and thought-provoking book, Alistair Moffat shatters all existing assumptions about Britain’s most enigmatic hero. With reference to literary sources and historical documents, to archaeology and the ancient names of rivers, hills and forts, he strips away a thousand years of myth to unveil the real King Arthur. And in doing so he solves one of the greatest riddles of them all — the site of Camelot itself.

Alistair Moffat was born and bred in the Scottish Borders. A former Director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Director of Programmes at Scottish Television, he now runs the Borders and Lennoxlove Book Festivals as well as a production company based near Selkirk. He has written seven previous books that are published by Birlinn. In 2011 he was elected Rector of St Andrews University.






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