The King Arthur Mysteries

Arthur's Britain and Early Medieval World

Timothy Venning

 
Date Published :
June 2021
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
16 black and white illustrations
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Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781526783905

Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stockPages : 272
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Overview
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Up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the history of the Arthurian legend, using both fact and fiction to unravel one of the greatest mysteries of early and medieval Britain.

An up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the history of the Arthurian phenomenon - the imaginary and historical world of the great British warlord and one of the huge historical mysteries of early and medieval Britain. The Arthurian story, based on fact and fiction, is central to Britain's 'creation myth' and the concept of Britain's heroic past.

This is a deeply researched and scholarly but essentially accessible history and analysis for general readers and specialists and based on an impressive array of sources including Romano-British, Anglo-Saxon, rare medieval English, French and German sources, and archaeology - essential for modern historical research in early history. Modern and contemporary historiography is covered including 'debunking' treatments. The study surveys King Arthur in fact and fiction, his family, knights, and the legends that have grown up around them and developed to the enduring interest from history, literature to TV and film.

About The Author
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Timothy Venning is a specialist in the English- British Civil Wars and in the history and biography of the 17th century. He has a particular interest in the history of Parliament and also Irish history. He is an established author and has contributed to New Dictionary of National Biography.

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