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The Discovery of King Ar. .has been added to your Cart. Geoffrey Ashe is widely regarded as one of the leading Arthurian specialists and is author of A Guide to Arthurian Britain, Avalonian Quest, The Quest for Arthur's Britain, and Camelot and the Vision of Albion.
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In this book, the distinguished scholar Geoffrey Ashe offers convincing Myths, legends . The question of the reality of King Arthur has been answered in various ways and Geoffrey Ashe gives his answer in The Discovery of King Arthur
In this book, the distinguished scholar Geoffrey Ashe offers convincing Myths, legends & literary mysteries mix with maps, relics & historical facts in "The Discovery of King Arthur. Scholars, students & general readers of all ages have wondered for centuries about whether Britain was ever really ruled by an Arthur who held court at a place called Camelot. The question of the reality of King Arthur has been answered in various ways and Geoffrey Ashe gives his answer in The Discovery of King Arthur. One of the most preeminent Arthurian scholars in the world, Ashe’s thesis brought the possibility of a real Arthur to the public by guiding them through the layers of myth and legend.
As a King Arthur enthusiast, I read this book both with awe, and admiration for the author, Geoffrey Ashe. His insight and passion, and vast historical knowledge, into finding out the facts behind the legend of King Arthur make "The Discovery of King Arthur" a powerful read indeed. Ashe unravels the tangled myths to reveal the facts behind the legend, and pinpoints Arthur to one individual who, more than any other man, fits the description of "Arthur". Ashe makes a very provocative, and eloquent, case for his existance; and bases his argument on facts, rather than hearsay,.
Geoffrey Thomas Leslie Ashe MBE FRSL (born 29 March 1923) is a British cultural historian and lecturer, known for his focus on King Arthur. Born in London, Ashe spent several years in Canada. He graduated from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, before continuing at Cambridge. Many of his historical books are centred on factual analysis of the Arthurian legend, and the archaeological past of King Arthur, beginning with his King Arthur's Avalon: The Story of Glastonbury, in 1957.
In this book, the distinguished scholar Geoffrey Ashe offers convincing proof that King Arthur not only existed, but was more like the Arthur of legend than historians have previously suspected. In this exciting study, drawing upon myriad sources both literary and historical, Ashe traces the legend of King Arthur to its roots in the twelfth-century chronicles of Geoffrey of Monmouth. He then illustrates that a great deal of Geoffrey's history, which set out ot depict events and persons of fifth-century Britain, was based on fact.
Bibliography: p. -215. A Legend and its roots - The kingmaker - The unextinguished light - Arthur's context - Arthur - The Old Welsh trail - New discoveries - The wellsprings of romance - The unfolding myth - Saints, bards, heroes - Majesty - The modern quest. Ashe offers convincing proof that Arthur not only existed, but was more like the Arthur of legend than historians ever suspected.
Geoffrey Ashe is widely regarded as one of the leading Arthurian specialists and is author of A Guide to Arthurian Britain, Avalonian Quest, The Quest for Arthur's Britain, and Camelot and the Vision of Albion.
Ashe is not the first historian to conclude that a real British ruler lurks behind the fantastic extravagances of Arthurian legend, but he is the first to locate a plausible and historically recorded candidate for the honor. -"The Atlantic" "As Ashe.
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