Arthur of Wales - Folklore, Legend and Placenames
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Arthur of Wales - Folklore, Legend and Placenames Collected Literary and Historical Sources (Collected Literary & Historical Sources) by S. Blake

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Published by Welsh Academic Pr .
Written in English


  • Literary reference works,
  • Local history,
  • Myths & mythology,
  • Wales,
  • Anthropology - Cultural,
  • Europe - Great Britain - General,
  • History,
  • History: World

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL12053704M
ISBN 101860571131
ISBN 109781860571138

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  Welsh Legends and Myths: 80 Myths and Legends from across Wales is very well written, researched and documented. A great book to use as a resource for research, but could have used a little more embellishments with the fairytale aspect that a romance author might implore. Overall a very entertaining read with a documentarian s:   The Legend of King Arthur: The Most Significant Locations in Wales and England by Marie-Eve May 3, May 3, While tangible proofs of his life are unfortunately quite scarce — with many modern historians questioning whether he even existed at all — the legend is alive and well in the minds of almost anyone mildly interested in. is Wales’ Year of Legends, and North Wales is littered with historic events and tales, Snowdonia being only one place to explore! Why not book a holiday or contact our Ownership Team for information about holiday home ownership and take all the time you need to explore this beautiful and historic region! Happy Exploring Legend Seekers! The Mabinogion is based upon a 14th century manuscript known as ‘Red book of Hergest’. The work is a collection of eleven tales of early Welsh literature and draws upon the mystical word of the Celtic people intertwining myths, folklore, tradition and history.