One of the most enigmatic figures in world history, King Arthur has been the subject of many fantastical tales over the past 1500 years, leading many scholars to regard him and his fabled city of Camelot simply as myth. But, as Graham Phillips shows through a wealth of literary and scientific evidence, King Arthur was a real man, Camelot a real place, and the legendary Excalibur a real sword - and Phillips has located them all.
The culmination of 25 years of research, including new translations of primary source material, this book provides the necessary evidence to allow King Arthur to finally be accepted as the authentic British king he was.
A former radio journalist and broadcaster for the BBC, Graham Phillips is a historical investigator and author of 13 books, including The Templars and the Ark of the Covenant, Merlin and the Discovery of Avalon in the New World, The Chalice of Magdalene, and The End of Eden. He lives in England.
Acknowledgments Introduction: A Flesh-and-Blood Historical Figure 1 Here Lies King Arthur 2 Camelot 3 Swords of Power 4 Avalon 5 Morgan and Her Sisters 6 The White Land 7 Last of the Romans 8 Merlin the Bard 9 A Historical Figure? 10 Capital City 11 The Name of the King 12 Camlann 13 The Once and Future King Appendix: Chronology Notes Bibliography Index