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by Geoffrey Ashe

  • ISBN: 0385190328
  • Category: History
  • Author: Geoffrey Ashe
  • Subcategory: Americas
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Anchor Books; 1st edition (January 1, 1985)
  • Pages: 226 pages
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  • Rating: 4.9
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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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Examines the evidence concerning the actual life of King Arthur and traces the development of the myth of King Arthur from the twelfth to the twentieth century
Reviews about The Discovery of King Arthur (7):
Alexandra
Makes a convincing case for the true identity of King Arthur, listing all the information the author used to make his determination. You don't often read the true history of a mythological figure, but here it is. Never boring despite the great complexity of the subject and the many cobwebs that needed clearing away before we could see the facts; the author laid out a ton of information clearly and understandably.
Naril
The world of the historical King Arthur has been attempted by such various authors as Rosemary Sutcliff and Walter O'Meara and in non-fictional form in John Morris's classic The Age of Arthur. No author has been better at revealing the freshness of current historical and archeological research into the historical Arthur than Geoffrey Ashe and no book of his has revealed this special theory of Ashe's that Arthur may indeed be the King of the Britons known to history as Riothamus. While stopping short of a conclusive solution to the Arthur mystery, Ashe adds new research which excites the reader and begs for new approaches and follow-up research. Recommended.
Ghordana
Having just read to of Mr. Ashe's earlier books on the subject, I looked on the internet to see if he had any more recent ones, and found this one, which is up to the standard of his earlier works.
For my taste, it takes a little too long to get to the point, and after the most interesting section - the one in which he tells us who he thinks Arthur was, it gets back into less-interesting material on legends stc. While not suggesting such material is irrelevant, it becomes monotonous after a while, although his section on the way the Arthur stories fared later in history is very interesting.
This is not one of those books in which the author tells the reader how he/she located the information, and in which the finding could have been set out in a two-page article (although such books can be enthralling). Rather, it consists of sold scholarship from beginning to end, and I hope to read more from Mr. Ashe's research in the future.
Ranenast
This book gives the reader a worlds wealth of knowledge, and the known history (which there is really very little). But this gives the reader the history of King Arthur's up-bringing, and the history of what is really known about Arthur, and explains why there may be a reason why King Arthur may be a large mix of several other kings, and not just a single person. Great book, can be a little confusing at times, so you may have to turn back a few pages to see what was missed.
ℓo√ﻉ
I've loved the legend of King Arthur since high school, and this is by far the best exploration of his historical existence and identification that I've seen. Ashe reviews the Anglo-Saxon chronicles, of course, and then expands his search to sources on the continent. His conclusion is revolutionary.
Stonewing
Liked Ashe's other books about looking for the historical Arthur, and am enjoying this book, too.

Concise and easy to follow, full of information and references.
Kerry
The care given toward historical accuracy was nice. The author took time to expand on his theory, and to credit others earlier in history who also have arrived at a similar theory. Great book.
Ashe makes a compelling argument for the existence of a REAL King Arthur and has identified the landscape in which he operated. This book is very hard to put down -- I read it in one day, stirring my soup with one hand while holding the book in the other! I found myself reading it with my Ordinance Survey map opened to the appropriate places, and found it very helpful and convincing.

VERY highly recommended.

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