King Arthur Man or Myth

King Arthur – Man or Myth written by Tony Sullivan and published by Pen and Sword Books – £19.99 – Hardback – Pages 246.

I should say from the start I have never been into King Arthur, but I have always wanted to be. I suppose the stories come from so long ago I’ve just always seen him more as a myth or and old story told. So I offered to review this book and see what I thought by the end. Now then this book about King Arthur explores the evidence for him to be a man or a myth. This book equally looks at both sides of the argument reasonably well in that it doesn’t single out one particular person as far back as the Roman Britain times. The book also takes in myths from around the country such as Wales and even a French influence.

The book is well written and although complicated in some parts the layout and arguments within the books are very well explained. The book also contains a number of tables too, which both do make things easier to understand and in some cases confuse a little. But I’m putting that down to be not as well up on the subject matter than hardcore King Arthur fans. I’m going to say that I really did enjoy reading this book, and the book pleasantly leaves the reader to decide upon their thoughts and conclusions. I won’t say whether I’m a believer or not now, as that might not be fair. But I would fully recommend this book and King Arthur fans will certainly enjoy it. I am going to give this book a 4 star rating.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Ben Davidson

Hello, I have been studying all aspects of history for about 25 years. I have a BA History from the University of Bedfordshire. My historical areas of interest are anything really, but I specialise in 19th - 20th century Britain, America and Ireland. I am also strongly aligned with most military history, really enjoying WW2 and the US Civil War. Chuck in the king or queen and Bob's your uncle.

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