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    Arthur's Britain: History and Archaeology A.D. 367-634 (Classic History) (Paperback) By (author) Leslie Alcock

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    DescriptionWe are all familiar with the legendary tales of King Arthur: the sword in the stone, the Holy Grail, the great deeds and high enchantments. But what evidence is there for a real historical figure beneath the myth and romance? This book assembles a wealth of information about the Arthur of history by delving into the shadowy period of the past in which he lived. Drawing on evidence from both written and archaeological sources, Leslie Alcock, who directed the famous excavation at Cadbury Castle in Somerset, sifts history from fiction to take us back to life between the 4th and 7th centuries, a time of warfare and feuding, when Celtic Britain had shaken off Roman rule and fell victim to floods of raiding Scots, Picts and Anglo-Saxons. He also provides detail on how the Britons lived, worshipped, dressed and fought, to create a vivid picture of the Arthurian age and its warrior hero.

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    Arthur's Britain
    History and Archaeology A.D. 367-634
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Leslie Alcock
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 496
    Width: 145 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 526 g
    ISBN 13: 9780141390697
    ISBN 10: 0141390697

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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
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    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
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    B&T General Subject: 431
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    LC classification: DA152 .A7 2001
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    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU
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    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    32pp illustrations, 11 maps and text figures
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 March 2002
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    Author Information
    Leslie Alcock, OBE, FSA, FRHistS, is Honorary Professorial Research Fellow and former Professor of Archaeology at the University of Glasgow. He is a past President of the Cambrian Archaeological Association and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.