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King Arthur: a Military History By Michael Holmes

King Arthur: a Military History

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Applying scientific method and logic to the known facts, this book attempts to restore King Arthur to his "true" place in English history. It seeks to establish the importance of Arthur, investigates his military campaigns, and reveals why people speak "the King's English".
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King Arthur: a Military History: An Investigation into History and Reality by Michael Holmes

Is it true King Arthur was a real person, who profoundly influenced actual history? The evidence presented here comes from many reliable ancient sources depicting Britain around the year A.D. 500, and from numerous modern historians who have developed methods of examining ancient records to uncover hidden kernels of historical truth. Accepted history is compared with intriguing details imbedded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and other legendary sources. The most valuable contribution is a careful study of major events in Gaul and Britain during the Arthurian era to show how a leader of Arthur's stature could have caused the known victories in battle and shifts in political power. Every major battle in which King Arthur supposedly engaged is treated as an actual happening and described in meticulous detail, complete with maps and campaign charts. What just a few years ago seemed a futile quest now is being taken seriously: that only a historical person who truly achieved greatness could have inspired such timeless legends.

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Table of Contents

The problems of Arthur; Celtic influence; Roman influence; 5th-century history; pre- and post-conquest of Gaul; pre- and post-conquest in Britain; the Badon campaign; East Anglian campaign; Arthur's legacy.

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King Arthur: a Military History: An Investigation into History and Reality by Michael Holmes
Michael Holmes
Used - Very Good
Octopus Publishing Group
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