The Saxons in battle
July 29, 2019

Some historians believe that the character of King Arthur is loosely based on a Roman (and/or Welsh) affiliated military leader who successfully fought off a Saxon invasion during the 5th or 6th century. The first attributed author to this theory is a man named Nennuis in the year 830. He described Arthur as a heroic…

merlin taking the child away after the birth of king arthur
July 22, 2019

Legend has it that Uther, King of what is now known as Great Britain, decided one day to sign peace with one of his fiercest enemies: The Duke of Cornwall. He invited the Duke and his wife to his castle. When Uther met the Duchess Ygraine, he completely fell in love with her. Realizing this…

Merlin 1.01 the dragon's call review
July 18, 2019

Salutations, my Lords and Ladies, you have come to the right place. Here you will learn all about this great new interpretation of the legends of Merlin.  This is the series where we will be watching and reviewing every episode of Merlin, the modern reinvention of the old myths. Episode one: The Dragon’s Call Summary…

July 15, 2019

Morgan Le Fay has been portrayed in various styles and forms throughout history. Her character has been proposed to be good or evil, depending on the century and author that is followed. The fact she is seen as the hero and villain makes her an intriguing character. Jen PrettyJen Pretty lives in the great white…

A depiction of Cerdic from the 1611 Saxon Heptarchy
July 8, 2019

The first king of the kingdom of Wessex, and certainly one of the most interesting of its kings, was a man known as Cerdic. A considerable amount of speculation has been made concerning who this man really was, where he came from, and how he may relate to the Arthurian legends. Caleb HowellsCaleb Howells is…

Sir Agravain fan art
July 1, 2019

Sir Agravain is the second and most unpleasing son of King Lot of Orkney and Queen Morgause. Queen Morgause ( Anna ) is the sister to King Arthur, thus making Sir Agravain King Arthur’s nephew, brother to Sir Gawain, Gaheris, and Mordred as his half-brother. He was knighted in King Arthur’s court because of his…