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Stories of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table have ensnared the minds of fantasy readers for centuries Audiences get caught up in tales of Merlin Guinevere Lancelot and everyone living in the Kingdom of Camelot Sir Thomas Mallroys tale of King Arthur and his adventures is the most well known of the many about these stories Of course these stories are all based upon medieval times but are disregarded as fictional Though the elaborate magic and tales of dragons may be the existence of Arthur is questioned by many scholars And to date there is actual proof of the existence of a man named Pater Coliavificit Artognov which is the full and true name of King Arthur For Years King Arthurs actual existence has been questioned Some believe Arthur to be purely fictional while others believe that King Arthur actually existed Geoffrey Ashe an Arthurian Researcher says King Arthurs existence is no straight yes or no answer Ashes belief follows most closely with what is most likely that a great King named Arthur did in fact exist but the adventures and magic and legend associated with him are the work of myth creativity stereotypes and imagination in writers minds The real King Arthur was according to many historians research a great military leader more of a general than a king Arthur led the Celtic Britons in keeping Saxons from taking their territory Based on the type of stories and the general time setting it can be drawn that if King Arthur had lived it would have been around the 5th or 6th centuries Ashe says that one of these documents is the Historia Brittonum History of the Britons compiled early in the ninth century and ascribed dubiously to a monk of Bangor named Nennius In a single chapter it lists twelve Arthurian battles The other document is a chronicle the Annales Cambriae Annals of Whales which is somewhat later and has
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