A myth is history colored by emotion and modified by transmission over time; and as such, King Arthur and the Holy Grail inhabit one of the most potent of mythical realms, a realm that serves as a backdrop for our dreams, dusted off from time to time, and overlaid with the political and emotional struggles of the time.
   As time progresses, this site will attempt to blow away the dust of ages, to consider the different possibilities, to reveal the real and the fictional, and to invoke Arthur to rise from his bed where he sleeps with his knights awaiting our greatest need. 

Jim Donaldson Gordd Cymru

The Last Legion (2007) The Last Legion (2007)

The story of the beginning of the Excalibur- Sword in the Stone legend at the time of the end of Rome


Merlin: The Wise Man at the Court of King Arthur
by John Matthews (Hardcover)


Blake's Death On A Pale Horse

Merlin

BBC One's 2008 Series "Merlin"

Merlin is a new 13 part fantasy drama series for the family on BBC One this September, 2008. The plot gives us a  series of magical adventures, as they follow the unlikely friendship of a would-be wizard (Merlin) and the future King (Prince Arthur). The drama brings together a cast of acclaimed British actors (Richard Wilson as Gaius, Anthony Head as King Uther Pendragon). Colin Morgan is the young wizard Merlin, Bradley James is the arrogant but brave Prince Arthur, rising star Angel Coulby is Guinevere and newcomer Katie McGrath is Morgana. Multi-award-winning actor John Hurt has just been cast as the Voice of the Great Dragon. Enigmatic and powerful, he alone knows Merlin's true destiny. Also cast is Heroes star Santiago Cabrera as Lancelot and Bionic Woman Michelle Ryan as the wicked sorceress Nimueh. Guest stars include Eve Myles (Torchwood, Doctor Who) as Mary Collins (episode one), Will Mellor (Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps) as Valiant (episode two) and Julian Rhind-Tutt (Green Wing) as Edwin Muirden (episode five).

From BBC: "The eagerly anticipated series begins long before Arthur becomes King. Arthur's father is Uther Pendragon, the tyrannical King of Camelot who has outlawed magic in the mythical city..Gaius is the court physician who takes Merlin under his wing and helps guide him with his magical powers. It's a rites of passage story which sees Merlin and Arthur on the cusp of adulthood both on their journey to greatness in a time before history began."

Merlin is being filmed in Wales and France for transmission on BBC One in September. Spectacular CGI effects are being created by The Mill, the Oscar-winning visual and special effects team behind Gladiator and Doctor Who.

Supposedly, NBC has picked up the rights for broadcast in the states.

 


Ireland and the Grail (Celtic Studies Publications), John Carey (Paperback - Dec 30, 2007


King Arthur -- Konami; PlayStation2
King Arthur -- Konami; GameCube
King Arthor for Xbox -- Konami; Xbox

In the Court of King Arthur Adventure Classic

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