INTRO. to OLD KING COLE and THE REAL KING ARTHUR  
 

To William of Malmesbury, a scholarly Benedictine who lived about the year 1130, Arthur was simply the one of whom the Cornish people ‘talk such nonsense’. Even so, he believed Arthur had been a powerful historic figure, whilst commenting that he had no idea where Arthur's body was located. This is especially curious, as his was the authoritative work on Glastonbury at that time. Now, the only way to seek a realistic King Arthur is to concentrate on those areas where similar ambiguities occur. Recovering detail about those of his contemporaries with whom he was especially associated. Exploring for the first time, his close ties with a people called the Setantii; powerful members of the Race of Coel Hen who lived in what is now LANCASHIRE. Then, Arthur will appear as if by magic; a real person from beneath the myths of time. So skilled in the martial arts, the historian, Nennius, said of him, ‘...he was victorious in all his campaigns’.

 
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