First mention of Arthur (3/8)

The first mention of Arthur is in Ninnius’ History of the Britons, written in 830, which describes Arthur as a fierce general and warrior. In this account, Arthur is said to have fought twelve battles and slain one thousand men. No writing prior to this book has ever once mentioned the legend of King Arthur, despite the fact that the legend is said to stretch back to the Dark Ages, and therefore solid proof that the Arthur of legend did not exist beyond folklore and fables.

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Etymology of the name Arthur (2/8)

There are many variations to the legend (4/8)