Tag Archives: King Arthur

Donald Trump, “Knight of the Round Table”

I am honoured to have many American friends who are some of the most cultured and enlightened people it is my pleasure to know, so I think it’s a great shame when Americans are stereotyped as people who are ignorant … Continue reading

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A Tale of Three Tombs and the Irrelevance of Peer Review

The most recent news update on the subject informs us that Egyptian officials – presumably from the Antiquities Ministry – are now 90% sure that there is a hidden chamber in Tutankhamun’s tomb. It seems likely that if this recess … Continue reading

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The Secret Chapel of Henry V and Other Hidden Chambers

I have never thought of myself as any kind of expert on mediaeval British ecclesiastical architecture, but I was nonetheless surprised to learn that there exists in Westminster Abbey a secret chapel, dedicated to King Henry V. It will be … Continue reading

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A Matter of Faith – The Sleeping Sentinels of Durrington Walls

The more I ponder this matter of the purported row of one hundred or so huge sarsens lying buried at Durrington Walls, the more baffled I become. Exactly one year ago, the University of Birmingham announced some of the findings … Continue reading

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Farewell, Nigel Terry

I’ve been reading Arthurian lore and stories since I was a child in the 1960s, so there were countless occasions when I tried to conjure a mental image of this mysterious figure from the Dark Ages. It wasn’t until I … Continue reading

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