Arthur is the king who never left us. The Arthurian legend is embedded in centuries of British history and literature and historians and enthusiasts have scoured the British Isles in search of physical evidence of the famous Camelot, home to King Arthur and his knights.
Last year’s festival launched Simon Keegan’s Pennine Dragon, which argued that the real King Arthur was a chieftain from the York area, Arthwys ap Mar.
Simon’s latest book, The Lost Book of King Arthur reveals the ancient written source that proves King Arthur’s origin as a Northern King. It identifies two of Arthur’s famous “Grails” that are inscribed with his final battle, his final resting place and Dragon title, giving photographs of the locations where you can go and see them.
Join Event Chair Iain Bloomfield and Simon Keegan as he talks about a very real King Arthur whose legendary Grails can be located right on our doorstep in the north of England.