A New Look at the Arthurian Cycle!

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Detail from one of the fragments showing the name Merlin

Middle Ages Merlin manuscript found in Bristol University library

Published 30 January 2019

Fragments of a manuscript from the Middle Ages which tell the story of Merlin the magician from Arthurian legend have been found in a library.

Seven hand-written fragments were found by the University of Bristol’s special collections librarian.

Specialists analysing the pieces said they contained “subtle but significant” differences from the traditional story.

“We are all very excited to discover more,” said Dr Leah Tether, of the International Arthurian Society.

The pieces of parchment were discovered by librarian Michael Richardson, who recognised a number of Arthurian names and contacted Dr Tether.

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2 thoughts on “A New Look at the Arthurian Cycle!

  1. If you want an entirely new take on the Arthurian legend, check out the Camulod Chronicles series of novels by Jack Whyte. I think there are a total of nine books, starting with The Skystone, and they follow Arthur’s story, starting with his Roman British grandparents. They are wonderful.

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