Professor Guy Halsall debunks the myth of King Arthur but reveals a no less fascinating world after the end of Roman Britain. Halsall, a leading authority on early Medieval warfare, says all books claiming to reveal the truth about Arthur can be ignored. The truth, he says, is that Arthur, either the traditional historical figure or the mythical figure of Camelot, might well never have existed. The evidence we have, he says, tells us nothing about a Britain in which Arthur is supposed to have lived. Halsall goes on to reveal a radically different but no less interesting truth about the times.
Halsall is professor of history at the University of York and has published on a wide range of subjects including death and burial; age and gender; and violence and warfare.