The Discovery of King Arthur Author:Geoffrey Ashe From the great medieval romances to the works of T.H. White and Mary Stewart, King Arthur has inspired more works of fiction than almost any other legend. In this exciting historical detective story, the distinguished historian, Geoffrey Ashe cuts through the myths and proves Arthur not only existed, but was more like the Arthur of legend than h... more »istorians ever suspected.
Ashe first traces the myth of King Arthur to its roots in the twelfth-century writings of Geoffrey of Monmouth and shows how much of Geoffrey's fifth-century history was based on fact. Then, by challenging scholars' previous assumptions about where Arthur could be found, Ashe identifies the real King Arthur, and shows how his theory fits several strangs of evidence.
Finally, Ashe describes the growth of the Arthur myth, a myth which even in the twentieth century still holds us firmly in its spell.« less