Arthur, old chap ... where be ye ...

13 Jul 2010

The Daily Telegraph July 11th had a story in which researchers claimed King Arthur's Camelot was built on the site of a recently discovered Roman amphitheatre in Chester that appears to have been fortified and occupied in the Dark Ages. Regional noblemen, it is imagined, would have gathered around a circular meeting place = the Round Table. However, Chris Gidlow suggests that rather than an actual dining table it was a venue for upwards of a thousand people. In The Independent of July 12th they have a similar story - but from a different angle. It lists 10 sites associated with Arthur and his Round Table (or Eating, Drinking, Wenching Hall). These are Tintagel, the London Basilica, Silchester, South Cadbury Castle, Wroxeter, the Chester Amphitheatre, Birdoswald on Hadrian's Wall, Slaughterbridge, Glastonbury Tor and Stonehenge.