Thursday, 31 October 2013

'Finding Arthur' by Adam Ardrey



Release date: 21st November 2013
Published by: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd 
ISBN No: 9780715645833


The legend of King Arthur has been told and retold for centuries. As the king who united a nation, his is the story of England itself. But what if Arthur wasn't English at all? As writer and activist Adam Ardrey discovered, the reason historians have had little success identifying the historical Arthur may be incredibly simple: he wasn't an Englishman at all. He was from Scotland. Finding Arthur chronicles Ardrey's unlikely quest to uncover the secret of Scotland s greatest king and conqueror, which has been hiding in plain sight for centuries. His research began as a simple exploration of a notable Scottish clan, but quickly it became clear that many of the familiar symbols of Arthurian legend - the Round Table, the Sword in the Stone, the Lady of the Lake - are based on very real and still accessible places in the Scottish Highlands. Sure to be controversial, Finding Arthur rewrites the legend of Arthur for a new age.




Copyright: Amazon Synopsis

2 comments:

  1. Wow, that's interesting. I always thought the legends indicated he was a Welsh chieftan. But I love the idea that he might have been Scottish. This book sounds interesting indeed.

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    1. The synopsis says that this book is sure to be controversial but as you say it does look to be an interesting read. I'm always open to different or new interpretations on things. It would be an interesting book to take a look at. Have a great weekend when it arrives in your part of the world Elizabeth and thank you for calling by and leaving your comment. It is very much appreciated! :-)

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