King Arthur's Kingdom in Wales Not England

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King Arthur's Kingdom in Wales Not England


THE legend of King Arthur has been challenged in a controversial new book which claims his ancient kingdom lies in Wales rather than England.

In The Keys to Avalon, Arthur is not the great hero portrayed in literature but an insignificant figure who was never called king by his Welsh countrymen.

Authors Steve Blake and Scott Lloyd have come under fire for the claims, which have reignited the debate about the story of Arthur.

Mr Blake said: "He was a reasonably unimportant character and only known as Dux Bellorum - Leader of Battles."

| Richard Arthur in the " The authors say the differing versions of Arthur's life came about when the original Arthurian text was translated from ancient Welsh into Latin by Geoffrey of Monmouth in the 12th century.

Both men have scoured the Welsh countryside and found what they believe to be the true site of Avalon and claim they have enough historical evidence to back up their claim. …

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