He thrust beyond three hundred, most bold,
He cut down the centre and far wing.
He proved worthy, leading noble men;
He gave from his herd steeds for winter.
He brought black crows to a fort's
Wall, though he was no Arthur.
-Aneirin, The Gododdin, c.600
Academia Archeology Travel Resources
Amazon.co.uk This UK branch of Amazon.com has a greater selection of Arthurian books and resources
than does the US branch. Best search results are yielded from the keywords King Arthur
and Arthurian. This is also a great resource for travel and lodging guides.
Arthuriana A scholarly journal of Arthurian studies with roots right here at Birmingham-Southern College.
You can read abstracts and subscribe to the journal either online or in hard copy form. The site
also has a links page, a bookstore, and a gift shop.
Arturius-A Quest for Camelot D.F. Carroll set up this page to promote his book that argues forArtorius, son
of the 7th century King Aidan as a northern "Arthur." The page offers summaries of his major
points. While we haven't had a chance to read this book, the argument is interesting and the book is
for sale as a hard copy or as a download in PDF format.
Our Bibliography The bibliography on our site lists all of the helpful resources we have come across in our
Birmingham-Southern College This is the official site of our alma mater, a small liberal arts college located
in Birmingham, Alabama.
Britannia The King Arthur section of this travel-oriented site has excellent encyclopedic type information on
many different subjects--history, people, and Glastonbury, for example. A great starting place or
introduction to the major Arthurian issues. There are two pages which we want to point out
The Magical History Tour will take you on a interesting but limited virtual tour of some of the
sites we mention.
Arthur, King of the Britons explains concisely the different theories as to who the historical
Arthur really was.
Early British Kingdoms A comprehensive, well-researched database of everything about Dark Age Britain.
There are sections devoted to archeology, the various kingdoms of that time, King Arthur, and
much, much more.
Early British Kingdoms for Kids A cartoony sub-site aimed at children that gives a more basic
introduction to everything related to Arthur's time.
Susan K. Hagen Mary Collett Munger Professor of English, Associate Dean of Birmingham-Southern College,
and the faculty sponsor for our project.
Vortigern Studies Vortigern was the legendary king who supposedly invited Saxon mercenaries into Britain.
This incredibly detailed and thorough site explores the king himself and his realm. There are
excerpts of primary texts (Bede, Gildas, etc.) relating to Vortigern, "Guest Articles" on the
subject, and much more.
An Archeological Quest for the 'Real' King Arthur After an introduction, this site discusses archeological finds
at major Arthurian sites such as Tintagel, Cadbury, and Glastonbury.
A Short History of Arthurian Archeology This a somewhat dry, academic style paper by an antropology student
at the University of Minnesota in 1991. The paper proposes to "examine and discuss some of the
archaeological evidence from the time of King Arthur and from associated sites to see if the history
of this king is possible and not refuted by physical evidence." Ms. Biehl offers insight into the findings
at Tintagel and Cadbury.
University of Glasgow Tintagel Excavations This is the official site of the team from Glasgow University that
found the "Arthnou stone" at Tintagel in 1998. Due to the scientific nature of the web site, it avoids
fantastic speculation. The site is made up of several small pages that make it a little frustrating to
navigate, and only the most general information is given.
A1 Tourism We made practically all of our lodging reservations through this site. There are listings for bed
and breakfasts throughout the U.K., many with web sites and more with a fax number. A1 will
provide a phone number at the very least.
Best Bed and Breakfast Homes in the U.K. This page offers a more limited selection of Bed and Breakfasts than
A1 Tourism, but those that are offered are more upscale.
Guidebooks to Arthurian Britain This is an Arthuriana affiliated bibliography, including descriptions, of six
travel guides through the realm of Arthur.
Streetmap The best interactive map of Britain we've found. There are seven different ways to search for a
particular location, and the map itself is clear and detailed.
Ordnance Survey The homepage of the official mapping agency of the United Kingdom. It also offers products
news, and a "Get a Map" feature that functions much like the Streetmap site above, though the
map is presently not as detailed.
Keydrive Car and Van Rental We rented our car from Stuart; he was very friendly, helpful, and accomodating.
The site contains contact information as well as the company's rates and cars offered. Internet
booking is also available.
Gazeteer of Arthurian Sites An alpabetical listing of many Arthurian sites with brief descriptions.
Welsh Castle Index A comprehensive site listing all of the castles and fortifications in Wales. Most have a
thorough description complete with pictures. Some even have relatively detailed travel directions
and access information.
English Heritage English Heritage operates many of the larger historic attractions in England. The site allows
you to search for a specific property and it will give information on opening times, admission fees,
travel directions, and the history associated with the particular site.