Episode #87- Was There a Real King Arthur? (Part III)
08/05/2019 by Sebastian Major
There is evidence out there that King Arthur was more than just a myth. However, that evidence often comes in the form of tiny scraps found in questionable sources. Those bits of evidence can be arranged and interpreted in a variety of different ways. As a result there are a plethora of plausible theories about the identity of the historical King Arthur. Which of these theories offers the best explanation for the legendary king’s true identity? Tune in and find out how the last of the Romans, savage tongues, and some dude named the Venerable Bede all play a role in the story.
Listen Date: 2019-05-27
- Back to actual historical analysis; and this time it was more the vast number of posited origin stories for Arthur
- None of them are actually individually that interesting, except for the proud nationalistic theory that Arthur was Scottish.
- However, as a general point, the suggestion that Arthur was from Brittany rather than Britain; and that Celtic Wales was closer to Celtic Brittany by ship than to England overland was one of those things which you don’t realise until it’s pointed out to you.