Arturius - A Quest For Camelot - The Legend of King Arthur
Arturius - A Quest For Camelot - The Legend of King Arthur

The Legend of King Arthur - Mystery Solved

Arturius - A Quest for CamelotThere are two sources of evidence from the 7th century AD, which both mention Arthur and connect him with a Kingdom known as Manann or Manau.

The first source of evidence is a poem which has been preserved in Wales but which originates in the land we know now as Scotland. This poem 'The Gododdin' mentions Arthur in one line. The Gododdin were ancient Britons who inhabited the Kingdom of Manann/Manau. We have therefore a connection between Arthur and the Gododdin and also with the Kingdom of Manann/Manau, which lay on the south bank of the River Forth, in what we now call Scotland.

This connection is important because the only Arthur mentioned in a reliable historical document of the 7th century AD fought and died in this same kingdom of Manann/Manau.

The second source contains the evidence of the battle which resulted in the death of Arthur. It is a manuscript from the 7th century AD known as Adomnan's 'Life of Columba'.

This is perhaps the most important source, because we know without doubt that it is genuine. Adomnan was a monk who wrote a 'Life of Columba' with the intention of proving that Columba was a saint, however throughout his manuscript he mentioned real people and events of the 6th century AD.

He states quite clearly that Arturius (the early Latin version of the name Arthur) died in battle against the Miathi Picts. These Picts lived in a region which bordered on Manann/Manau.

So here we have the earliest evidence of Arthur, and both connect him with the Gododdin and with the Kingdom of Manann/Manau, which lay many miles distant from Cornwall and Wales, both of which claimed connections with Arthur, and both as we can prove, without justification.

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