Another An artistic representation of the Questing Beast
September 9, 2019

The Questing beast or otherwise known as Beast Glatisant, was a strange creature from the Arthurian lore. It was named because of the strange sound it makes from its stomach that could be likened to the same sound a pack of questing hounds makes. Its name Beast Glatisant is related to a French word Glapissant…

King Pellinore
September 2, 2019

Pelinore or King Pelinore is the King of Listenoise also known as Northumberland. He is said to be of the royal bloodline of St Joseph of Arimathea, the dynasty that protected the Holy Grail based on the Arthurian lore.  He is directly the son of King Pellam and the brother of King Pelleas and Allain…

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…

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…