Avalon is Britain's very own Atlantis - a mystical kingdom rich in myth and lore. Legends tell how the body of King Arthur was taken to Avalon, where he would wait till his nation's hour of need -The truth is that Avalon was a very real place with a turbulent history of its own. In The Keys to Avalon, the authors use neglected ancient sources, geographical clues and modern maps to take us to the heart of this realm. They uncover a remarkable landscape steeped in evidence of a bygone age. En route, they debunk the claims of other places to the name of Avalon, and literally redraw the map of Dark Age Britain, forcing us to re-examine all of our theories about this era. Ultimately, they reveal the kernel of historical truth at the heart of the Arthurian legend and unlock the borders of a lost land.
Between them Steve Blake and Scott Lloyd have devoted decades of research to the subjects of the Holy Grail, Arthur and Ancient Britain. The authors are co-founders of the Centre for Arthurian Studies at the North East Wales Institute, affiliate of the University of Wales, and enjoy strong links with the 'Camelot' research project at Rochester University in America. They advise and promote the world's leading Arthurian Collection housed in Flintshire Library HQ, and are currently working with the Welsh Academic Press on a leading series of Welsh Arthurian source material.