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The King Arthur Conspiracy: How a Scottish Prince Became a Mythical Hero
Arthur led the Britons to the brink of victory but was cut down by treachery and betrayal. Arthurian legends have since been corrupted, leading to popular but false assumptions about the king and the belief that his grave could never be found. Drawing on a vast range of sources and new translations of early British and Gaelic poetry, Arthur explodes these myths and exposes ...more
ebook, 539 pages
Published February 1st 2012 by History Press (SC)
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Sep 14, 2013 Stephanie rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
When this nonfiction of King Arthur came up for review. I jumped at the chance to read it. I mean….how could this be nonfiction, right? Isn’t there some parts to the legend that is mythical and people’s imagination? Like a bed time story for children of knights on horses and magic swords and so on? How many of us really think Arthur was real? I thought I knew it all about Arthur. Well, I was wrong. Stirling reveals so much more to the story of Arthur and what we “thought” we knew about him and w ...more
With its wealth of historical and mythical information, this book is a truly fascinating read. I loved the lyrical sound of the Celtic and Gaelic names, and the author’s deep knowledge of his subject shone through clearly. I was effortlessly guided back through the ages to a time of warring tribes, warrior kings and early Christian saints; secretive Druidic cults and ancient bards. Simon Stirling wields a masterful pen as he skilfully unpicks the deliberate web of deceit and misdirection surroun ...more