The Lost Book of King Arthur reveals the ancient written source that proves King Arthur's origin as a Northern King - and identifies two "Grails" that are inscribed with his final battle, final resting place and Dragon title. On the 1500th Anniversary of the Battle of Badon, Pennine Dragon proved that the real King Arthur was a northern British chieftain from the York area called Arthwys ap Mar.Now the explosive follow-up The Lost Book of King Arthur reveals the texts that documented the great king's life. And furthermore identifies - with actual photographs and locations of where you can go and see them - two of Arthur's famous Grails. These cups were treasured at Arthur's Hadrian's Wall garrison and are inscribed with the title Draconis (Dragon), Arthur's final battle (Camlan) and his final resting place (Avalon).From Geoffrey of Monmouth's "very ancient book in the British tongue" to an old copy of the Historia Brittonum, written by a Northern British prince - and only destroyed in the Second World War Blitz - finally the pieces of the puzzle fit.The Lost Book of King Arthur shows through maps, charts and the piecing together of lost texts, that the legendary King Arthur was very much a real king and not only were his battle sites well documented they were etched forever into the side of great chalices.
Simon Keegan was born in Liverpool in 1979 of Irish, Scottish, Cornish, Breton, Welsh and Swedish ancestry. He has been a professional journalist for 20 years and currently works for the Daily Mirror. He has also worked as a sub editor for the Metro, Daily Star and Daily Express. Simon was editor of the Salford Advertiser and Prestwich Advertiser and has also worked for magazines such as The Big Issue in the North and local newspapers such as the Stockport Express and Rochdale Observer. He has also appeared on various TV and radio shows as well as judging the UK's largest live music contest. Simon is married with two children and in his spare time teaches a Karate and Jujutsu class in Manchester city centre. In pursuit of the Arthurian legends, he has travellled from Scotland to Cornwall, Ireland to Brittany, Wales to York and all points between.
CONTENTS PART ONE: Who was Arthur Introduction King Arthur for beginners Was King Arthur real? What do we know about King Arthur? What do we know about Arthwys ap Mar? Arthur Penuchel in the northern genealogies Main Arthurian characters revealed Contrasting Arthur with Arthwys Artorius Castus and Arthwys The rank of the Dux The memory of Arthur From Arthur Penuchel Draco to Arthur Pendragon Arthur in the Historia Brittonum The Annales Cambrae and Geoffrey PART TWO: The Kings of Britain The Roman emperors The Rise of the Gododdin Generation 1 & 2: Vortigern Generation 3: Uther Generation 4: Arthur Generation 5: Gildas' kings Generation 6: Peredur Generation 7: Arthur II Generation 8: Meurig Generation 9: Athrwys The riddle of Vortigern Vortimer The other Vortigern Arthur and Cerdic The Anglo Saxon Chronicles PART THREE: The Lost Books of Arthur Source 1: Gildas Source 2: Aneirin Source 3: Taliesin Source 4: The Lost Book of Arthur - Glein - City of the Legions - Dubglas - Tribruit - Bassas - Agned - Celidon - Bregoin - Guinnion - Badon Source 5: The Lost Book of Mordred Source 6: The Lost Book of Llaenauc Source 7: The Lost Book of Uther Source 8: The Lost Book of Pa Gur Source 9: Llywarch Hen Source 10: The King Lists Arthur in the primary sources Timeline derived from the primary sources Evolution of the sources Derivative sources: - Nennius - Annales Cambrae - Culhwch and Olwen - Modena and Otranto - The Saints' Lives - Lambert and William of Malmsbury - Geoffrey and the Brut - The Harleian and Mostyn pedigrees - The Welsh Triads Conclusions