Vortigern and Merlin
August 26, 2019

Introduction to Historia Brittonum; and its sections Historia Brittonum (History of Britons) is a purported history of the indigenous Brittonic people.  The text is reputed to have been written c AD 828/829, and survives in numerous recensions that date from after the 11th Century AD.  The Historia Brittonum is commonly attributed to Nennius, as some…

A statue of St. Gildas
August 19, 2019

(On the Ruin and Conquest of Britain, or just On the Ruin of Britain): A Sermon in Three Parts Introduction to Parts One and Two De Excidio et Conquestu Britanniae is a work by the 6th-Century AD British cleric Gildas. It condemns the acts of Gildas’ contemporaries, both secular and religious, whom he blames for…

An artist's rendition of camelot from the front
August 12, 2019

Camelot is the castle connected to the famous King Arthur. Camelot’s first appearance was in the early 12th century French Romances. In French Arthurian romances, its spelling had been changed a lot because the origin of the name is unknown. Its different spellings include Camalot, Camaalloth, Camahaloth, Kamaalot, Camaalot, Kamelot, Kaamelot, Cameloth, Camelot, Gamalot and…

The round table in Merlin
August 5, 2019

The Round Table is one of the most important components of Arthur’s Camelot. The Knights of the Round Table were men of honor, dignity and courage that protected damsels in distress, went to quests and battled for their country. During times of peace, knights did different activities such as hunting, jousting, and chivalry. The Knights…

Merlin 1.02 – Valiant
August 1, 2019

The second episode of BBC Merlin season one. Spoilers are going to be shared down below. Continue to read at your own peril. Plot In Camelot there is a tournament where all the knights come from kingdoms and noble families from all around to show not only their fighting skills, but to prove that they…