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Myths & Legends

KING ARTHUR’S FRENCH ODYSSEY
Marilyn Floyde 2007

Part One

1. Introduction

 

2. Geoffrey's Story

According to the earliest written texts Arthur, fabulous King of the Britons, spent a large proportion of his life in France.

 

Geoffrey tells us that Arthur was conceived as the result of Merlin’s magic spell.

     

3. Arthur Riothamos

 

4. The Unanswered Questions

Geoffrey Ashe proposes feasible dates for Arthur Riothamus based on exhaustive analyses of all the known texts.

 

Geoffrey of Monmouth wasn’t the first, or the only person to write about Arthur.


Part Two - Avallon, What's in a Name?

1. The Beginning, and the End

 

2. About Avallon, Burgundy

Resembling a medieval film set, all that’s missing is the actors.

 

Fairytale turreted towers from the 12thC set the scene. This is voted one of France’s most beautiful villages.

     

3. ‘Avalon’ gets hijacked by Britain

 

4. 1191 Glastonbury

This picturesque village, high on a rock, was a fortified town in the Middle Ages.

 

Perched on a hill overlooking the Serein valley, Montréal has a charm all of its own.

     

5. The French Evidence

   

This picturesque village, high on a rock, was a fortified town in the Middle Ages.