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POLL: Did King Arthur Exist?


502 votes were cast.


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Gecoren writes:

According to the archaeological record, someone or something stopped the Angle/Saxon incursion for over 50 years around the year 500 to 550 AD.

Maybe it was one man. If it was, Arthur's a good a name as any.

Guy


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
definitely historical
32
6%
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probably historical
74
15%
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both historical and fictional
338
67%
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probably fictional
35
7%
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definitely fictional
11
2%
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don't have an opinion
8
2%
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not interested in King Arthur
3
1%
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not interested in this historical period
1
0%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Some historians theorize that the story of King Arthur is based on an actual person - possibly Lucius Artorius Castus, a Roman of the 2nd Century; or Riothamus, "King of the Brettones."

Other historians argue that Arthur derives from a Celtic deity, or is a fictional character (similar to Beowulf), or is a confusion of different stories (even from later eras) amalgamated together.

Do you believe that the King Arthur of legend is based primarily on a historical personage, or is he primarily a fictional character?