According to Arthurian History What we know historically is that Sir Lancelot was almost certainly the creation of Chretien de Troyes, a French poet who lived in the 1100’s. Therefore it is safe to say that Lancelot was not a true historical figure. Some historians and writers have tried to tie the story of Lancelot to...
What’s the deal with the Sword in the Stone?
According to Arthurian History There are really no manuscripts or books historically that reference King Arthur’s drawing a sword from a stone, Excalibur or otherwise. And yet, there is one connection that might make sense: The Latin word for sword is Saxo and the English word for the Germanic invaders who took over the country...
Five castles associated with King Arthur and Arthurian Legend
If you're taking that trip to Britain and really want to visit sites related to King Arthur, and more specifically castles that are related to Arthurian legend, then here is a short list for you. Because so many sites related to Arthur and the knights are more or less speculative in nature, it's always a plus to visit castles and landmarks that hold other significant meaning as well.