Where Did King Arthur Fight The Saxons?

When King Arthur gave the people of Britain the gift of life and liberty, he did so at the expense of the invading Saxons. But where did he fight them? This is a very interesting question, and little is known for sure. Nennius wrote in the Historia Brittonum that there were twelve battles fought by[…]

Did King Arthur Fight The Vikings? A Fascinating Search For The Truth

I ran across a fun news article about Cornwall’s mid-summer Golowan Festival, which has its strongest representation in Penzance. (If you want to get a taste of the culture of Cornwall, make sure you watch the video as well.) So what was the theme of this year’s Golowan Festival in Penzance? Well… it was the[…]

Tuck By Stephen Lawhead — Day 1

So we begin at last our review of TUCK by Stephen Lawhead. This is part of the latest Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog Tour, which has now grown to 48 active members this round! Way to go everyone, let’s keep spreading the word and promoting speculative fiction written by Christians! Well, without further delay,[…]

Who Was Merlin? — Part 2

This post is Part 2 of a series. Click here to read “Who Was Merlin? — Part 1“. So the question remains: Was Merlin a Druid? That is an open question. Certainly he was a bard, and therefore the question can be worded like this: How connected were the Bards to the Order Of Druids?[…]

The Lay of Havelok the Dane

For those fascinated by old legends, I ran across one I hadn’t heard of before, in a blog post about a 13th century legend of the founding of the English town of Grimsby. It is the story of Grim, from Denmark, who saved the life of the heir to the Danish throne and brought him[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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,[…]

Did Some Celtic Coins Morph From Greek?

I was researching ancient Celtic coins and found a great site by John Hooker & Carin Perron. Through this website you have access to over 28,000 records and images of Celtic coins as indexed at the Oxford Institute of Archeology. Why am I researching this? It is because the characters in my book use coins.[…]