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Author Ardrey, Adam

Title Finding Arthur : the true origins of the once and future king / Adam Ardrey.

Publication Info. New York : Overlook Duckworth, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    942.014 ARD    Available
 PAS San Rafael Branch Non-Fiction    942.014 ARD    Available
Description 352 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The four horsemen of history -- The would-be Arthurs -- Why Arthur is lost to history -- A fragmented kingdom -- La naissance d'Arthur -- The sword in the stone -- Camelot -- The Scottish Civil War -- The Great Angle War -- The legend is born -- Finding Camlann: the last battle.
Summary "The legend of King Arthur has been told and retold for centuries. As the king who united a nation, his is the story of England itself. But what if Arthur wasn't English at all? As writer and activist Adam Ardrey discovered, the reason historians have had little success identifying the historical Arthur may be incredibly simple: He wasn't an Englishman at all. He was from Scotland. Finding Arthur chronicles Ardrey's unlikely quest to uncover the secret of Scotland's greatest king and conqueror, which has been hidden in plain sight for centuries. His research began as a simple exploration of a notable Scottish clan, but quickly it became clear that many of the familiar symbols of Arthurian legend--the Round Table, the Sword in the Stone, the Lady of the Lake--are based on very real and still accessible places in the Scottish Highlands. Sure to be controversial, Finding Arthur rewrites the legend of King Arthur for a new age."--Provided by publisher.
Subject Arthur, King
Britons -- Kings and rulers -- Historiography.
Arthurian romances -- Sources
Scotland -- History -- To 1057
Scotland -- Antiquities
Great Britain -- Antiquities, Celtic
ISBN 9781468306897 (US ISBN)
1468306898 (US ISBN)
9780715645833 (UK ISBN)
0715645838 (UK ISBN)
Standard No. 40022900737

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