Was King Arthur Real?

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Shared April 13, 2017

King Arthur - Fact or Fiction?

The new Guy Ritchie movie, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is yet another testament to the popularity and longevity of the Arthurian myth and legend. It never seems to go away, or leave the public consciousness.

But is there any truth to it? Did King Arthur exist at all?

This video covers a few popular theories that try to connect Arthur with more historical attested figures like, Riothamus, Lucius Artorius Castus and Artuir Mac Aedan.

But what's often neglected is his historical context - the anglo-saxon invasion or anglo-saxon migration, where Arthur leads the Britons in a defence against the invading Germanic horde. But is this even accurate?

What do you think? Let's continue the conversation in the comments below.

Special Thanks: Charles Evans-Gunther

Most of this video is based on the book below:

Worlds of Arthur: Facts and Fictions of the Dark Ages
By: Guy Halsall
Link: http://a.co/8mhzLSW

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