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    Myth and Arthurian Romance. New York: Columbia UP, 1927. Print. Macaulay, Thomas Babington Macaulay, and C. H. Firth. The History of England from the Accession of James the Second. London: Macmillan, 1913. Print. Oman, Charles. A History of England: Before the Norman Conquest. London: Studio Editions, 1993. Print. Petrie, W. M. Flinders. Neglected British History. London: Pub. for the British Academy by H. Milford, Oxford UP, 1918. Print. Phillips, Graham, and Martin Keatman. King Arthur: The True Story. London: Arrow, 1993. Print. Reed, Trelawney Dayrell. The Battle for Britain in the Fifth Century; an Essay in Dark Age History. London: Methuen, 1944. Print. Rhys, John. Studies in the Arthurian Legend. New York: Russell & Russell, 1966. Print. Snyder, Christopher A. The World of King Arthur. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2000. Print. Turner, P. F. J. The Real King Arthur: A History of Post-Roman Britannia, A.D. 410-A.D. 593. Alaska: SKS Pub., 1993. Print. Turner, Sharon, Samuel John Neele, A. J. Dove, William D. Richardson, and Flora Richardson. The History of the Anglo-Saxons: Comprising the History of England, from the Earliest Period to the Norman Conquest. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster-row, 1820.…

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    Geoffrey of Monmouth was a English Bishop and author that wrote the Historia regum Britanniæ (History of the Kings of Britain). His works combine the earlier single tales into one grandiose one. Although all the key features of earlier stories are there, the components are sometimes not the same. For instance, Geoffrey states around book VIII chapter one “To your own ruin did you prove a traitor to their father, and invite the Saxons into the island. You invited them for your safeguard; but they…

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    Arthur transcends time The name King Arthur evokes images of mythical legends and elements that still exist today. The legend of King Arthur effects directors, writers, and even toy makers. But what is it about this legend that fuels our imagination and creativity? Perhaps it is humans desire to see good overcome evil. Some are enthralled with the magical elements. Others love the adaptability of the legend. I believe it is the mixture of good versus evil, magic, and adaptability that…

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    Arthur tries to be as honest as possible but, as a politician or king that is not always the case. That being said, Arthur is not honest to the people of Cadbury when he holds the sword pulling contest just so that he can pull it out of the rock because of Merlinnus’s spell on the sword. This is an example of lying because Arthur and Merlinnus are the only ones who know that the sword had magical abilities. Arthur also displays an act of honesty by marrying Gwen because he said on,“ Tell me who…

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    Stratum 600

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    Its start date comes from a coin of Claudius. Claudius ruled Rome as emperor from 41-54 CE, so an estimated date of the making of the coin is 43 CE, the start date of Stratum 600. Southern Gaulish terra sigillata was found in this Stratum, and it solidifies the fact that the civilization that used to be in this layer was Roman. Boudica’s Rebellion took place in this stratum. The ash that made up this layer points to this, as well as the lack of precious items found in this layer. That means this…

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    Celts In Greek Mythology

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    Macedonia. In the process of doing so, they took down Rome and Delphi as well. They were known to be fierce, courageous, and fearless warriors. The Romans treated the Celts with a lot of respect because of this. "They are very tall in stature, with rippling muscles under clear white skin. Their hair is blond, but not naturally so: they bleach it, to this day, artificially, washing it in lime and combing it back from their foreheads. They look like wood-demons, their hair thick and shaggy…

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    In Londinium, Boudicca battled, killing everyone that was around her. All the torches the Iceni held were flaming red, orange, and yellow. Her red hair was whipping in the wind as she fought to make things right for her people. She faced a certain harsh death, but her spirit of courage still lives on with us today. Boudicca was born around 25 A.D. in Celtic, Britain. Her mother and father are unknown, but she did have a brother named Ban. Her education is unknown to us today. She did not have…

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    During Boadicea’s lifetime Boadicea was a warrior queen from 60 A.D. who led an uprising against Roman soldiers after the Roman Emperor cheated her daughter out of her right to co-rule Iceni lands. The Roman soldiers beat Boadicea and raped her daughter. The Romans were a male lead society who felt women weak and needed to be controlled by men and Boadicea defied this stereotype. Boadicea rallied the male warriors of Iceni and led a revolt against the Romans spanning many battles. Even though…

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    With the fall of France on 22 June 1940, came the shifting of Germany’s attention to the coast of the United Kingdom. Hitler’s strategic goals for the region were dependent on the defeat of Great Britain, the last remaining ally remaining to fight off the Nazi advance through Europe. With this goal came the revision of Great Britain’s strategy in the war, it was simply to survive. While Germany began its raid of the United Kingdom through the air, the British people took to the skies to defend…

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    The cultural differences from one country to another can be shocking, especially when you lived in a century that didn’t have the technology to that provide you with the inform you about the customs other countries in the world. Perhaps that’s why the author“ Relations or Rather a True Account of the Island of England” was very shocked with the differences in the english culture. “A relation or rather a True Account of the Island of England” is a report giving an overview of England by a…

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