All about the Great
- At the end of the 5th
century, Britain came under the leadership of a man named
- He was a real man but
very little is known about him.
- There are lots of
legends told about Arthur and his followers, known as the
'Knights of the Round Table'. Unfortunately, most of these are
just made up stories.
- He may have been a
brilliant commander in charge of the British army or a
High-King like Vortigern.
- A monk named Nennius
wrote a document telling how Arthur was a Christian
who fought 12 great battles
against the Saxons.
- The most important of
these was his spectacular victory at the Battle of Mount Badon.
Some people think this was somewhere near Bath in Somerset.
- The Saxons then stayed
within their small settlements and did not move into new areas
for a whole generation.
- A document called the Welsh
Annals records that Arthur died at the Battle of Camlann.
He was either fighting alongside or against a man named Medrod.
No-one knows where this battle took place.
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out: Why Arthur must have been a Real Person.