King Arthur: A Military History

Is it true that King Arthur was a real historical figure That he had a profound influence on the actual history of England and the world The evidence presented here comes from many reliable ancient sources that depict the world of Britain around the year A.D 500, and, important, from numerous modern historians who have developed methods of examining ancient recordsIs it true that King Arthur was a real historical figure That he had a profound influence on the actual history of England and the world The evidence presented here comes from many reliable ancient sources that depict the world of Britain around the year A.D 500, and, important, from numerous modern historians who have developed methods of examining ancient records to uncover hidden kernels of historical truth What is known about the history of the period is compared with intriguing details imbedded in the Anglo Saxon Chronicle and other legendary sources The most valuable contribution is a careful study of major events in Gaul and Britain during the Arthurian era to show how a leader of Arthur s stature could have caused the known victories in battle and the known shifts in political power Every major battle in which King Arthur is supposed to have engaged is treated as an actual happening, and each is described in meticulous detail, complete with maps and campaign charts What a few years ago was thought be a futile quest now is being taken seriously that only a historical person who led real battles and produced major victories could have inspired the centuries of stories and legends.
King Arthur A Military History Is it true that King Arthur was a real historical figure That he had a profound influence on the actual history of England and the world The evidence presented here comes from many reliable ancient so

  • Title: King Arthur: A Military History
  • Author: Michael Holmes
  • ISBN: 9780713726336
  • Page: 236
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “King Arthur: A Military History”

    1. I would say that this is an excellent introduction for anybody who is interested in Arthur as a historical figure. It gives a good overview of the historical sources and the political context of sub-Roman Britain.Like other such books, it cannot show that Arthur existed. Instead, Holmes demonstrates an Arthur-shaped hole that his hopes can be poured into.My only real criticism, is that because this book wants to be treated as Proper History rather than Popular History it does cling to the writte [...]

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