King Arthur

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King Arthur, was he man of truth or myth? King Arthur was a real person, not just a fictional character. While many believe that King Arthur was a non-fictional character, others feel that he was a fictional character. This was because there is no written record of a King Arthur in any area where he was reportedly born or deceased. King Arthur was real because there many people recall King Arthur or who have known personal stories of him, his family, and the wars he so bravely participated in. There are many people who recall King Arthur or know someone he was based off of. King Arthur was not real because it was not recorded in history that there was ever a “King Arthur.” Even though it is argued widely throughout history …show more content…
There are many places that tell legends and myths of the brave king who once lived there. Historians have found that Croatia was most likely the burial place of King Arthur. It is also said that he was a high-born military leader by the name of Lucius Artorius Castus, who ruled a century after the Romans had left. Historians have read into this lead and are now searching the tomb of the late leader. (Reporter). The location of King Arthur’s last battle can be identified as well as some of the characters, meaning the battle actually happened! Some works of literature record Arthur not just as a hero, but a tyrant as well. According to Gildas, “Arthur is spoken of as a tyrant, and wholly without heroic qualities, showing that the life was composed before Geoffrey of Monmouth had thrown a false glamour over this disreputable prince, who generally figures in the Legends of the Welsh Saints as an egregious bully, with nothing of the “White Arthur” about him.” Just this one quote explains that King Arthur was real, even if he was not the angel everyone thought he was. Although the legends state that King Arthur was apart of twelve battles, it is not true. He was most likely a military leader who did a fantastic job, so people wrote about him and his conquests. Even now we tend to take something so small and exaggerate it into a magnificent happening. Why should we suggest our ancestors do differently? King Arthur was said to have been buried in

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