I’ve always wondered how much of King Arthur’s story is historically true. I’ve been studying it since I was a boy, and my conclusion is: probably most of it.
Like, for instance, that bit about the sword in the stone.
Alas, I had no idea where to publish my research, and who was going to publish Arthurian research by some guy in New Jersey whose only claim to fame was some short stories in Mike Shayne’s Mystery Magazine? So of course someone beat me to it.
But that only shows that the theory I came up with was both sensible and even obvious–if you knew where to look.
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As it is said, “Strike while the iron is hot.”
That’s interesting! I’ve always thought that that was a fictional story!
In all likelihood, it’s mis-remembered history.
Thank you for sharing this interesting article about Arthur and the sword!
I wonder if I ought to write about the Lady of the Lake, who gave him Excalibur.
Sure, why not! I actually never heard of the Lady of the Lake or Excalibur.
Excalibur was Arthur’s sword, with which he was unconquerable. See the post on the Lady of the Lake.
I have been unable to confirm reports that she now lives in New Jersey.
I read the post about the Lady of the Lake. It was interesting! I don’t get to read those kind of things very often.
Stick around, Josh–I love delving into the past.
I’m looking forward to reading more about the past!