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The King Arthur legends

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  1. dexter

    dexter SENIOR MEMBER

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    King Arthur has risen again and again in our collective imagination, along with his retinue of knights, Guinevere, the Round Table, Camelot, and of course Excalibur. But where do these stories come from, and is there any truth to them? Alan Lupack traces the evolution of King Arthur.
     
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    this is the only King Arthur I know
     
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    Its not original to britain. it was transmitted by iranian nomads (alans/sarmatians)
     
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    What? How?
     
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    These nomads at many instances in history served as feoderati/auxiliaries for the romans. Many of them were dispersed as the huns appeared across europe including britain.

    Knightly tradition and heavy cavalry (cataphracts) in general has its roots in ancient iran and associated peoples. The arthurian legend is all about this
     
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    Wow. Nice. I've never given a shit about history enough to read about this, but that is very interesting.