King Arthur Wasn’t English

Y Gododdin Those French Academics! What gall to point out that King Arthur wasn’t English! I can just see the French snearing down at King Arthur from their castle as he clip-clops by with a coconut-shell laden adviser. You can read the news article here. At least they didn’t claim he was French. Now that[…]

Why I Am Writing About King Arthur

The BBC just put up a news item about a King Arthur book, written by Philip Reeve, which won the UK’s oldest book award for his novel “Here Lies Arthur”. He beat six others to win. The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) award is in its 71st year. According to the article:[…]

I’m In “Pendragon—Sword Of His Father” !!

I should have titled that I Might Possibly Be In The Movie “Pendragon—Sword Of His Father”, because I don’t know how the film editing will go. But that title is a bit ponderous, so here we are. My son and I had the wonderful opportunity of being extra’s during filming last Wednesday night until 4am.[…]

MERLIN’S BLADE 1st DRAFT FINISHED

I just finished my first draft of my very first novel: Merlin’s Blade, which is part of the Merlin Spiral. The total word count equals ~ 152,500, which I intend to chop down as close as I can to 120,000. That goal is steep, though, and I’ll be happy if I can get it close[…]

Pendragon — Sword Of His Father

I wanted to announce that I found out about a new movie that is coming out on DVD called Pendragon—Sword Of His Father. This film is being put together by Burns Family Studios. The Burns family, who homeschool, has been involved in film making for the past six years. It all started when their youngest[…]

Free King Arthur Unit Study E-Book

If you want to study King Arthur for yourself or your children, you can download a FREE e-book written by Brandenburg Studies. This is an Internet based study in PDF format that teaches all about King Arthur and asks these questions: Who was this legendary figure in history? Was he mythical? Was he real? You[…]

King Arthur Info Worth Reading

I found a great review of “The Once and Future King” by T.H. White. To read it, go to Ramblings of an Owlmoose. Also, I ran across a very interesting article about archaeologists digging at Windsor Castle (the oldest inhabited royal residence in the world) in search of a fabled lost building: Edward III’s Round[…]

King Arthur and The Age Of Shivery

I ran across this compilation of history student essay bloopers. Among this hilarious history of the world was the fact that King Arthur lived in the age of Shivery, and the Egyptians traveled by Camelot! For a good long laugh, you can read all of it at The World According To Student Bloopers. JOIN THE[…]

White Stag Spotted In Scotland

This just in: After the only previously known living white stag was killed and beheaded by poachers near the Cornwall border last October, a new one has been spotted in the Scottish Highlands. Four articles pertaining to this event: Here is a news article that has pictures of the rare deer. And here is another[…]

King Arthur Is Real But Winston Churchill Is Made Up?

This just in: A recent poll of British teenagers showed that while 65% believed that King Arthur was real, 23% believed that Winston Churchill was entirely made up! Also, notable figures like Robin Hood (51%), Sherlock Holmes (58%), and Eleanor Rigby (47%) were considered real, while a large number thought Richard The Lionheart (47%), and[…]

New Excalibur Design!

I have finally finished my design for Excalibur! Up to this point, I have been using for Excalibur a modified version of a dagger that I am going to smith for my daughter, Adele. And no, a longer version of a dagger doesn’t really make a good Excalibur. Not only did it have odd proportions,[…]

King Arthur – My Odds Just Got Worse!!

Here I just posted about how difficult the odds are to get published in the Christian speculative fiction genre, and now my own personal odds just got worse! I even knew it was going to happen. I just didn’t think it would be this soon. Once Stephen Lawhead started re-releasing his older books (Song of[…]

King Arthur Website In The Works

I am in the process of designing my website at KingArthur.org.uk. What I am planning is—from my limited knowledge of the web—unique. What I would like to do is to have the website be a “portal” of the top 20 or so other King Arthur sites on the internet. But I don’t want to do[…]

Writing About King Arthur

How does anyone ever write a fantasy book based on the legends of King Arthur? This is both an easy and a difficult task. Easy because there is so much lore and legends. All built up in the layers of history. There is so much to mine from and dig through. Ideas are plenty! The[…]

My King Arthur Website is up and running!

Well, at least I have a nice graphic and an introduction! I will take quite a while to get serious content on the site, but that is my goal. As I say on KingArthur.org.uk, “Stay Tuned…” JOIN THE BATTLE! Keep informed about the latest news and events for The Merlin Spiral and the upcoming Pendragon[…]