King Arthur's French Odyssey: Avallon in Burgundy
Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie Pu, 2009 - 219 pages
At the end of the famous legend, when he departs for Avalon, King Arthur is inextricably linked to Glastonbury. Or is he? Marilyn Floyde reminds us that, in the earliest stories, he is also linked to France, or Gaul as it was then called. There is a theory that King Arthur could have performed his last heroic deeds in Burgundy. Or more specifically, in the ancient town of Avallon . Why has the Avallon in Burgundy largely been ignored, when it was the only real place of that name in existence in the fifth century? Perhaps there was a conspiracy perpetrated by unscrupulous medieval monks in England, designed to deprive France of a thousand years of tourist income... These theories are put to the test in this intriguing work. Follow the intrepid author as she explores the beautiful Burgundy countryside, on an investigative trail through history, religion and warfare, and into the magical realms of Arthurian legend.
KING ARTHUR LEGEND AND FACT
AVALLON WHATS IN A NAME?
AVALLON THE HEALING SANCTUARY
AVALLON THE FORGES
AVALLON THE POETIC LANDSCAPE
AVALLON THE FINAL RESTING PLACE
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