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Arthurian Articles

This section contains the extension of the site into Arthurian articles. Some of them are mine, but by far the most are by August Hunt.

I also welcome reports of visits to locations connected to Arthur.

Would you like to submit an article for publication on this site? These are the rules:

  • Most of the time, I will approach you with the request to publish an article at this site. However, you can also submit one.

  • If you submit an article, please send it in a Word 97 format, a format that is supported by Word 97 or higher, or in HTML. Or you can just submit it by e-mail.

  • I will not alter any article in any way without approval of the author, except for correcting possible spelling errors.

  • Of course, you will get FULL CREDIT! 

The image shows Arthur in the image of Charlemagne, whose stories were often used as a model for Arthur and his court.

  Current Contents:
  • Robert Vermaat (1): A New Interpretation of the "Artognou" Stone
    There is a little more to this (in)famous stone than 'just' the name of Artognov.
  • Robert Vermaat (2): A Review of John Matthews' new book: Arthur of Albion
    A review of this children's book, wonderfully illustrated by Pavel Tatarnikov.
  • Graham Sumner (1): A review of 'King Arthur', the movie by the author of several books of Roman military clothing.
  • John Matthews (1): An interview of John Matthews about his book 'Arthur of Albion' John Matthews is the author of dozens of books about Arthur and and his Knights, the Grail and Merlin.

  • August Hunt (1): Ambrosius
    A daring look at the origins of the stories of Ambrosius, which compares the material concerning Ambrosius with Irish legend, placenames, the Pillar of Eliseg, Dinas Emrys and persons from Roman history.
  • August Hunt (2): From Glein to Camlann: Arthur's Battles
    In no less than four articles, the author looks at thirteen Arthurian battle sites. Twelve of these battles were supposedly fought against the invading Saxons, while one may have involved a conflict with another Briton chieftain named Medraut. Where were they? Appendices:
    the Pa Gur battles and three more Arthurian poems. updated August 2009
  • August Hunt (3): Camelot and other 'Arthurian' Centers
    No other Arthurian site generates more excitement and romantic yearnings than Camelot. Where was this site located? Furthermore, the author digs for Sinadon, birthplace of Chretien's Perceval, and several other Arthurian residences which have never been satisfactorily identified: Disnadaron, Carduel, Quarrois and Orcanie.
  • August Hunt (4): The Spirit of the Wood
    The author tries to unravel why in Geoffrey of Monmouth's History of the Kings of Britain, Merlin (the Welsh Myrddin) is associated with the hill-fort Dinas Emrys and Mount Killaraus, while in Geoffrey's Life of Merlin the great sage is placed atop a mountain in the Scottish Caledonian Wood.
    updated August 2009
  • August Hunt (5): The story of Uther and Igerna
    Is Arthur's association with Cornwall correct? Was he indeed born at Tintagel? Or are the Cornish sites merely fictions? What about Uther, Ygerna and Gorlois?
    updated May 2009
  • August Hunt (6): Gawain and the Green Chapel
    A short article about what lies behind story of the Green Chapel in the 14th century romance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
  • August Hunt (7): The Magic of the Cauldron
    Is there any way to make the Grail a little less slippery for modern questors? The author believes so. What follows in this article is a brief comparative analysis of the so-called "procession scenes" found in the Grail romances.
    updated August 2009
  • August Hunt (8): Dumville and the Battles of Arthur
    The undisputed authority on the Historia Brittonum is Profressor David N. Dumville of Cambridge. As such, anyone wishing to treat of the "Arthuriana" section of this source, must first address the various expressed opinions of this authority.
  • August Hunt (9): Padel and the Battles of Arthur
    Professor Oliver J. Padel says of Arthur that "He may very well not have existed; and, indeed… the cumulative evidence is such as to make that a probability."
  • August Hunt (10): The three Prisons of Arthur
    Triad 52 of the Trioedd Ynys Prydein concerns itself with the "Three Exalted Prisoners of the Island of Britain". The most exalted prisoner was identified as Arthur. The purpose of this present paper is an attempt to identify these prisons and Gwen Pendragon with known sites or personages.
  • August Hunt (11): The Stone of Enloch and Arthur's Sword
    Much in the past has been made of the fact that the early Welsh name for Arthur's sword, Caledbwlch, appears to be cognate with that of the famous sword of the Irish hero Fergus mac Roich, Caladbolg. This article looks deeper into the matter.
  • August Hunt (12): The Love of Tristan
    Two Tristans were known to Welsh tradition and tended to become conflated: Tristan son of March son of Meirchiawn and Tristan son of Tallwch. The author attempts to disentangle their stories.
  • August Hunt (13): Lancelot and Guinevere
    A short listing of the three women called Guinevere. updated August 2009
  • August Hunt (14): The True Avalon
    The tradition that the Arthur of legend was buried at Glastonbury is a well-established one, but it now seems unlikely that this is the real Isle of Avalon.
  • August Hunt (15): Gilfaethwy, Bedwyr and Excalibur: The Deposition of King Arthur’s Sword
    The author critically examines the claim of Sarmatian influence on the development of the story of Arthur's sword.
  • August Hunt (16): King Arthur in the North: the archaeological evidence and Etterby as Arthur's Burg
    An article about the posssible transfer of the Roman fortifications in the North of Britannia to sub-Roman elites, including the possible Arthurian connections of the town of Etterby near Stanwix.

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