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Beram Saklatvala
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Arthur: Roman Britain's Last Champion

3.40  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  2 reviews
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Published (first published March 21st 1974)
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Stuart Aken
Jun 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Arthur, the last ‘king’ of the Britons, has been analysed, scrutinised, mocked and praised through the ages. For a man without any positive identity or even, perhaps, existence, this is quite an achievement.

Those who recognise the ancient British hero as either the mythical demi-god or the possibly real last leader to stand against the invading English, will be familiar with the works of the past. Mallory, Geoffrey of Monmouth and William of Malmsbury will all be names that strike chords of rec
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Victor
Sep 11, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people who like Dark Age and Middle Age history.
I personally like the historical Arthur better than the one of legend. The ideas that Saklatvala offers to explain some of the legends about Arthur are quite fascinating, especially how Cerdic may have really been a Briton who objected to Arthur's sort of rule, and that the guy that Lancelot was based off of may have been a Christian Saxon. I sort of felt sorry for Arthur (as I often do when I read a true story) when, after spending 20 years to find a unified Christian Britain (from his point of ...more
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