KING ARTHUR. THE LEGEND & HISTORY. The Legend – Who ?. the name of King Arthur - no appear ance in the Middle ages . The timeline : - documented records on all the Kings of England (W illiam the Conqueror [ 1066 ] to the end of the Middle Ages [ 1485 ])
THE LEGEND & HISTORY
the name of King Arthur - no appearanceinthe Middle ages.
- documented records on all the Kings of England (William the Conqueror  to the end of the Middle Ages )
the Dark Ages ( 410 AD - 1066 AD ) - no appearance in records either
#1 impossible to provide an accurate biography of his life and history
# 2 his biographyisonlybased on a legend
# 3 documented records of the Middle Ages were scarce.
Geoffrey of Monmouth -HistoriaRegumBritanniae(1136) - fictional
the 'Black Book of Caernarvon' (Welsh: Llyfr du Caerfyrddin) (1250) - stories and poems about the heroes of Britain in the Dark Ages + those to do with the legend of King Arthur & Merlin
Fiction >> fact!
his 'legitimate claim' to the Welsh throne