While my interests encompass far more than just the Age of Arthur (ca. the fifth and sixth centuries AD in the British Isles and neighboring lands), I have been working on several articles which I believe add to the conversation regarding this pivotal period in history.
At the same time, I have also been working on historical fiction also dealing with the same era which series has yet to be foisted on an unsuspecting editor. This all may change in the near future, hopefully for the better. suffice it to say for now is that my perspective regarding the Arthurian cycle is one which is definitely “anti-Mallory” and draws far more on the Celtic tradition of Arthurian lore than the French Romances. In short, no dudes in tin cans fainting for love of a fair damsel. The fifth and early sixth centuries were a violent era, an era of great upheaval and a period when an old world was dying and a new world being born. Birthing is inevitably a bloody business.
If anyone out there is at all interested in exploring the truth behind the many layers of myth and legend that veil the real history of this era, then tune in from time to time to future posts on this site. Thank you.
One of Cole’s men.