I found a very fascinating newspaper article today regarding the Welsh connections of King Arthur.
The article was published at the News & Star, a Welsh newspaper. Now this is not like most news articles that are full of fluff and no substance. This one contains a lot of literary and historical information about Arthur’s activities in Wales.
The article is about Steve Matthews and his new book King Arthur Lives in Merrie Carlisle.
As such, the article, and book, contends that if there was a King Arthur, that there is a good evidence he was based in Carlisle, Wales.
The image at the top shows “Pendragon Castle“, which was built in the 12th century, supposedly on the site of an earlier castle built by Arthur’s father, Uther Pendragon.
I personally have not examined this evidence enough to give my own judgment, especially since there are many competing sites in Cornwall and Scotland.
But this is fascinating to me, because I have begun book 2 of The Merlin Spiral: Merlin’s Shadow, where Arthur is being taken as a child from Cornwall up to Wales (and far beyond, but that’s a secret for only readers to know).
So any info on the Welsh connections to King Arthur are very helpful.
Again, read the article and see for yourself!