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The Age of Arthur:Some Historical and Archaeological Background

The Age of Arthur:Some Historical and Archaeological Background

Snyder, Christopher

The Heroic Age, Issue 1, Spring/Summer 1999

Abstract

The following is an historiographic essay on Britain in the fifth and sixth centuries AD. The discussion begins with an identification of the historical and material evidence used for writing the history of this period, followed by a survey of recent scholarship. The author also relates academic research into the fifth and sixth centuries with popular attempts to identify the period with an historical Arthur.

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