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by Debretts Peerage,Geoffrey Ashe

  • ISBN: 0805001158
  • Category: History
  • Author: Debretts Peerage,Geoffrey Ashe
  • Subcategory: Europe
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Holt Paperbacks; Later Printing edition (January 15, 1987)
  • Pages: 224 pages
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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.

Ashe, Geoffrey; Debrett's Peerage Limited. Ashe offers convincing proof that Arthur not only existed, but was more like the Arthur of legend than historians ever suspected. Arthur, King, Geoffrey, of Monmouth, Bishop of St. Asaph, 1100?-1154, Artus, Historiography, Britons, Arthurian romances, Mythos. Anchor Press/Doubleday. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Items related to The Discovery of King Arthur. Geoffrey Ashe, the author of A Guidebook to Arthurian Britain, Avalonian Quest, and The Quest for Arthur's Britain, is a historian and chairman of Debrett's Arthurian committee

Items related to The Discovery of King Arthur. Geoffrey Ashe; Debretts Peerage The Discovery of King Arthur. ISBN 13: 9780805001150. The Discovery of King Arthur. Geoffrey Ashe; Debretts Peerage. Geoffrey Ashe, the author of A Guidebook to Arthurian Britain, Avalonian Quest, and The Quest for Arthur's Britain, is a historian and chairman of Debrett's Arthurian committee.

This books shows that the Arthurian legend itself needs to be taken seriously and sifted for clues. The right questions to ask are not the direct ones, 'Who was Arthur?' or 'Did he exist?', but 'Where did his legend come from?' and 'What facts is the legend rooted in?'. If we line up the legend side by side with the facts as we know them today, the problem of Arthur's identity can be solved. One of the most preeminent Arthurian scholars in the.

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. In 2000, Sutton republished The Hell Fire Clubs: A History of Anti-Morality.

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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.

Geoffrey Ashe, Debrett's Peerage Ltd. 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 show more.

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.

Myths, legends, and literary mysteries mix with maps, relics, and historical facts in The Discovery of King Arthur. Scholars, students, and 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. 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. After challenging previous assumptions about where Arthur's court and other remnants can be found, Ashe identifies the real King Arthur and provides powerful evidence to support his theory.Riothamus, an actual fifth-century British monarch, is the figure whom Ashe painstakingly identifies. But his study also investigates the histories behind other Arthurian phenomena, such as the key concepts of knighthood and chivalry. Throughout the book, the swep and grandeur of a tumultuous era in British and European history is vividly recounted as Ashe describes the origins and development of the Arthurian legend—a legend that seems to grow ever more enchanting and spellbinding.
Reviews about The Discovery of King Arthur (7):
Danial
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.
Kajishakar
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.
Gavinranadar
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.
Granigrinn
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.
Puchock
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.
Linn
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.
Nawenadet
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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