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Where was King Arthur supposedly from?

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kalliem20 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted June 12, 2012 at 9:55 PM via web

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Where was King Arthur supposedly from?

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literaturenerd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted June 13, 2012 at 1:13 AM (Answer #1)

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The answer to this question depends upon if one believes King Arthur was a fictional character or not. Historians have argued, over many generations, if Arthur was real. Therefore, Arthur's origin depends upon if one believes in the fictional Arthur or the nonfictional Arthur.

If one only believes in the fictional Arthur, then he reigned as king of Camelot. According to literary and historical critics, Camelot was located somewhere in Britain (exact location is unknown). Other critics believe that Camelot is completely fictional and cannot be aligned with any geographical location.

On the other hand, if one believes that Arthur was real, then he most likely would have been from England (given some "Tudor monarchs traced their lineage to Arthur and used that connection as a justification for their reign").


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lottieh | Student, College Freshman | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted June 13, 2012 at 12:04 AM (Answer #2)

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King Arthur was from Camelot.

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