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King Arthur - History

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Harriet Jopling

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King Arthur - Legend or Historical Figure? The story of King Arthur originally began in Wales as old folkes tale.
It was designed to scare away the Saxons when they tried to invade Wales.
The story was later added to by the French to what we know as the tale today. The story was taken from Wales and brought to England, where the real Legend began. The Beginning: Uther, the king of England, fell in love with the Dutchess of Cornwall. His advisor, Merlin, told him he would marry the Dutchess so long as Uther gave their first born son to him or else England would be in great danger. Uther agreed and sure enough, he was soon married to the Dutchess. Arthur was born in Tintagel castle in Cornwall but taken away with Merlin and grew up with his adopted family. In the town where Arthur lived was a large stone with a sword stuck in the middle of it. It was believed that wheoever pulled the sword from the stone would become King of England. Every man in the town attempted to pull the sword from the stone, but none were successful. Arthur's older brother, Sir Kay, was competing in a tournament when he asked Arthur to get him his sword from their home where he forgot it. Arthur hurried to get the sword when he saw the sword in the stone. Without thinking, Arthur pulled the sword from the stone and quickly brought it to his brother. Amazed, Kay asked Arthur to show him where he found the sword. Everyone gathered as Arthur's father put the sword back in the stone and asked Arthur to once again pull it out. Without any hesitation, Arthur pulled the sword from the stone. And that is how Arthur became king of England. The question is... Was Arthur a real person? Did the knights of the round table really exist? Is Camelot a real place, and if so, where is it now? Historians have searched for answers for many years... Arthur was said to have been born at Tintagel Castle in Cornwall.
The original castle was found over 800 years ago by archaeologists and dated back to the exact time that Arthur was supposed to have existed.
The original castle was destroyed by invaders but a new castle has been built Tintagel The Knights Templar and King Arthur The Tudor Monarchs traced their lineage back to King Arthur, proving that they were worthy of royalty.
King Edward allowed the Knights Templar into England in the 14th Century.
[The Knights Templar was created to protect the Holy Grail, which Arthur spent his whole life searching for.]
It has been questioned whether Edward was attempting to follow in his ancestor's footsteps andsearching for the Holy Grail by allowing its protectors into the Country. King Arthur was killed in battle against the Romans.
He was taken to the Church of Avalon to be buried.
Arthurs body was said to have been found in Glastonbury Abbey during an excovation of the church, which was once known as Avalon. The original story of King Arthur began as a traditional Welsh folklore.
The Original Castle where Arthur was said to have been born was found 800 years ago.
The Tudor Monarchs traced their lineage back to King Athur.
Arthur's body was discovered at Glastonbury Abbey... aka Avalon. 3 Main Points Bibliography "The Round Table". Caerleon net. www.caerleon.net/history/arthur.
Domini, Ano. "Historical Arthur". King Arthur & The Knights of the Round Table. 2004. www.kingarthursknights.com/arthur/historical.asp
Flower, David. "Tintagel, Past, Present, Future." Tintagel - King Arthur Country. 200. www.tintagelweb.co.uk
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