Author: Anne Lawrence-MathersPublish On: 2012-10-15
Gildas, a sixth-century monk, missionary and biblical scholar, had named and
shamed the worst of the British rulers and church leaders of the late fifth and early
sixth centuries. He compiled an impressive list of prophecies and denunciations,
Author: Anne Lawrence-Mathers
Publisher: Yale University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A medieval historian examines what we really know about the man who was “Merlin the Magician” and his impact on Britain. Merlin has remained an enthralling and curious individual since he was first introduced in the twelfth century in Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia Regum Britanniae. But although the Merlin of literature and Arthurian myth is well known, his “historical” figure and his relation to medieval magic are less familiar. In this book Anne Lawrence-Mathers explores just who he was and what he has meant to Britain. The historical Merlin was no rough magician: he was a learned figure from the cutting edge of medieval science and adept in astrology, cosmology, prophecy, and natural magic, as well as being a seer and a proto-alchemist. His powers were convincingly real—and useful, for they helped to add credibility to the “long-lost” history of Britain which first revealed them to a European public. Merlin’s prophecies reassuringly foretold Britain’s path, establishing an ancient ancestral line and linking biblical prophecy with more recent times. Merlin helped to put British history into world history. Lawrence-Mathers also explores the meaning of Merlin’s magic across the centuries, arguing that he embodied ancient Christian and pagan magical traditions, recreated for a medieval court and shaped to fit a new moral framework. Linking Merlin’s reality and power with the culture of the Middle Ages, this remarkable book reveals the true impact of the most famous magician of all time. “The story of how the image of Merlin as political prophet, magician and half-demon evolved in the Middle Ages is as fascinating as any romance.”—Euan Cameron
Author: R. Matthew Jocks-WarrenPublish On: 2015-07-02
Inspiration for The Last Merlin came from many sources, most notably authors
such as Marion Zimmer Bradley and Douglas Clegg, as well as television
representations like the show ... This work of creative fiction is a blending of many
voices into one masterpiece, mixing true history with epic legend. ... The Roman
occupation of Britain ended in the year 413, with a complete withdrawal of
Author: R. Matthew Jocks-Warren
War has come to Britain. The High King Ambrose is too old and infirmed to continue his duties, leaving men to wonder who will succeed him. Will it be the Christian, Gorlois, Duke of Cornewall, or will it be the relentless tyrant, Lot of the Orkneys? There is a third choice in the Welshman, Uther, a follower of the Old Religion with the power of the Druids behind him, but it seems civil war cannot be avoided. As the Britons prepare for the inevitable, an ancient darkness creeps into the land and threatens to exterminate the Druids once and for all. The future of the Old Religion and Britain itself rests in the hands of a True King, prophesied to rise and become the Pendragon, and a young man named Galahad, Prince of Lodecran and apprentice of the great Taliesin. Galahad is called to the Unseen Vale to take up the robes of a Druid, destined to one day become the Last Merlin, but only if he can survive the greatest trials Britain has ever known...
Arthur was the true king. ... He leaped from his horse and ran up the last of the hill
, catching his father in a fierce embrace. ... the New Religion was a gentler
shepherd than the Old Ways had been to the people of Britain, and yet Merlin
Author: James Mallory
Publisher: Hachette UK
Mab is the powerful Queen of Magic, but her cruel evil has turned the wizard Merlin into her implacable enemy. And Mab's sister, the Lady of the Lake, comes to Merlin's aid, giving him Excalibur. The singing Sword of the Just, held in the stone grip of a sleeping giant, released only to the hand of the man Mab most fears . . . A good and true Christian King, Merlin's student . . . King Arthur Pendragon. But Mab has her own disciple -- or pawn. For, in a monstrous act of sorcery and sin, Arthur's half-sister, Morgan Le Fay, gives Mab the weapon she needs to ravage Arthur's kingdom and Merlin's dreams of peace . . . A child. Mordred. And the Magic that raised a kingdom may be the Magic that destroys it.
1 Ireland , according to Mr. Thompson , the Merlin is indigenous in several
northern counties . ... Smith obtained examples of it in the vicinity of the Cape of
Good Hope ; but this last may prove not to be identical with the true Merlin of
Author: British Archaeological AssociationPublish On: 1889
It follows either that the true Merlin and his exploits are antedated , or that there
were two Merlins . The latter , I believe , is the true supposition ; and the mythical
attributes of the earlier Merlin have been assigned to the latter , while a third ...
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and Latitude of All Capacities Within the Islands of Great-Britain's Monarchy. ... 13
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Now comes an emissary in search of him, to restore him for one 'last mission' in
that repudiated world. ... At first our Merlin seems to be the traditional 'Merlin of
the North', uneasy exile at the interface between old Celtic 'pagan' Britain and the
new ... Here his true mission proves altogether unexpected, not least to himself.
Author: David Rudkin
Publisher: Intellect Books
Red Sun and Merlin Unchained are the most recent original stage works by one of the most accomplished yet neglected dramatists of our time. Red Sun is a two-hander, tightly tethered within the classical unities of theme and space and the span of a single day. Merlin Unchained is an explosive, multitudinous epic, crossing continents and centuries and passing between worlds. Yet though technically so different, both works speak with the same distinctive voice, offering an exhilarating--and sometimes disturbing-- challenge to the cultural and political perceptions of the contemporary audience, and exploring alien worlds that, alarmingly, begin to become recognizable as our own.
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le 8 m . to Blackttone edge 9 m , to Hallifax 6 m , to Bradford 6 m , to Oaily 6 m . to
Wetherby therby 13 m . to York 7 miles . From A True and Plain Description of the.
The Arthurian legend is one of the most enduring and powerful of myths, and Mary Stewart's classic The Merlin Trilogy is one of its most beloved and acclaimed retellings.
Author: Mary Stewart
Publisher: Harper Collins
The Arthurian legend is one of the most enduring and powerful of myths, and Mary Stewart's classic The Merlin Trilogy is one of its most beloved and acclaimed retellings. In prose that is as vividly, achingly real as it is poetic, New York Times bestselling author Mary Stewart brings to life the man behind the myth: Myrddin Emrys ... Merlinus Ambrosius ... Merlin. The Crystal Cave The Hollow Hills The Last Enchantment Born the bastard son of a Welsh princess, Myrddin Emrys -- or, as he would later be known, Merlin -- leads a perilous childhood in The Crystal Cave, haunted by portents and visions. But destiny has great plans for this no-man's-son, taking him from prophesying before the High King Vortigern to the crowning of UtherPendragon ... and the conception of Arthur -- king for once and always. Keeping watch over the young Arthur Pendragon in The Hollow Hills, the prince and prophet Merlin Ambrosius is haunted by dreams of the magical sword Caliburn, hidden for centuries. When Uther Pendragon is killed in battle, the time of destiny is at hand, and Arthur must claim the fabled sword to become the true High King of Britain. In The Last Enchantment, Arthur Pendragon is king at last. Unchallenged on the battlefield, he melds the country together in a time of promise as Merlin works to keep safe the once and future king. But sinister powers plot to destroy Camelot, and when the witch-queen Morgause -- Arthur's own half sister -- ensnares him in an incestuous liaison, a fatal web of love, betrayal, and bloody vengeance is woven. Extensively researched and beautifully written, The Merlin Trilogy is the epic culmination of an acclaimed career, a legend in and of itself.
Languoreth's existence was all but obliterated and her story lost - until now. Finding Merlin uncovers new evidence and re-examines the old.
Author: Adam Ardrey
Publisher: Random House
Merlin: the very name evokes intriguing images - magician, wise man, prophet, adviser to Arthur, counsellor of Camelot. The legend is famous but not the truth: that Merlin was a historical figure, a Briton, who hailed not from England or Wales, as traditional wisdom would have it, but from Scotland. Adam Ardrey brings back to life Merlin's role in the cataclysmic battles between reason and religion of sixth-century Britain - battles which Merlin would ultimately lose. From the time of his death up until the present day, historical records relating to Merlin have been altered, his true provenance and importance obscured and his name changed to mean 'Madman'. The same fate awaited Merlin's twin sister, Languoreth, as intelligent and powerful as her brother but, as a woman, a greater threat to the power of church and state. Languoreth's existence was all but obliterated and her story lost - until now. Finding Merlin uncovers new evidence and re-examines the old. The places where Merlin was born, lived, died and was buried are identified, as well as the people surrounding him - his nemesis Mungo and his friend the hero Arthur. In this impressively well-researched and accessibly written book, Merlin walks from the pages of legend into history.
inspiration to the romances or to the legendary history of Britain , that Merlin was
one of the convenient " properties ” of the poets . ... 1878 ) , the “ true legend of
famous King Arthur ” is introduced . ... The last edition bears the title — “
Collection of Ancient Scottish Prophecies , in alliterative verse , reprinted from
The stories of Merlin may have been based on a real person. But the character
we know as Merlin today has come down to us through the “History of the Kings
of Britain”, a book by the twelfth-century English writer Geoffrey of Monmouth.
Publisher: iMinds Pty Ltd
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
As the advisor who helps King Arthur through the early years of his reign, Merlin has become the most famous wizard of all time. The stories of Merlin may have been based on a real person. But the character we know as Merlin today has come down to us through the "History of the Kings of Britain", a book by the twelfth-century English writer Geoffrey of Monmouth. A later text called "Le Morte D'Arthur", written by fifteenth-century English writer Thomas Malory, further popularised the tale of this wizard.
... Britain before 300) , (2) a record of British kings down to the Saxon invasion (
probably a corrupt version of the •□same real history that appears distorted and
truncated in Nennius) ; (3) the lives of Arthur, Guenhumara, and Merlin (old British ...
in her shrewdness and keen literary taste , and been plenty of them , it is true - six
for every Merlin : a Piratical Love Study , ' by Mr. Mher nephew , Mr. William
Blackwood , the weekday and four for every Sunday in the year ; Early in the
Author: Kevin Crossley-HollandPublish On: 2013-06-20
Merlin gave me the seeing stone. And he's the hooded man inside it who told the
earls, lords and knights that Arthur-in-the-stone is the true-born king of all Britain. Merlin gazed at me. 'Well?' he asked. 'What I was thinking was that, since the ...
Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Arthur de Caldicot arrives at Holt to be squire to Lord Stephen and accompany him on crusade. It is an exciting and bewildering time for him as he finds a warhorse, is fitted with armour, and improves his fighting skills. He dreads a confrontation with his blood-father, the violent Sir William, and dreams of finding his true mother; he discovers girls ¿ including the vivacious Winnie de Verdon whom he rescues from burning to death; he has to deal with the aftermath of a murder; he sees the sea for the first time, sails to France and finally takes the Cross. And meanwhile these events are reflected in his seeing stone, in stories of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Packed with incident, wonderful characters, and fascinating historical detail, and interwoven with brilliant retellings of Arthurian legends, this is a glorious follow-up to THE SEEING STONE.
Beekest , for thon seekest Merlin , therefore seek no further , for I am be ; and if
king Uther will well reward me , and be ... Sir , " said Merlin , “ I know all your
heart , every deal , so you will be sworn to me , as you be a true king anointed , to
Written by Geoffrey of Monmouth, the 'Historia Regum Britanniae' ('History of the
Kings of Britain') tells the story of the powerful wizard, Merlin, bringing the stones
back from Ireland. Legend has it that back in the fifth century, there was a ...
Author: Melissa Cleeman
Publisher: Learning Island
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Stonehenge has been surrounded by mystery and wonder. There have always been questions about where these massive stones came from. How did they get there? Do they hail from a magical world of giants and wizards, or are they manmade? And then there's the most important question: what is their purpose? Many theories have been put forward to answer these questions. Even with all the evidence discovered, will we ever really know? Whatever the answers may be, there is one thing we know for sure: Stonehenge is one of the most famous prehistoric monuments in the world. The three most popular theories for why Stonehenge exists are: that it was a temple to worship ancient earth deities; that it was a giant calendar used to predict the sun and moon cycles; and, finally, that it was a sacred burial site. We will explore these three theories, diving into the evidence discovered for each possibility. Buckle up – this could get rocky! Find out about this strange, place and what it might have been used for in the fun, fact-filled, 15-minute book. Ages 8 and up. Educational Versions include exercises designed to meet Common Core standards. LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many books are appropriate for hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.
What was a Merlin engine? Why was it held in such esteem by aviation historians
? Was it true that this was the engine that won the war? And had a wealthy
woman really been behind both the engine and the aeroplane? The Rolls-Royce
Author: Graham Hoyland
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
The most iconic planes of WWII, the Supermarine Spitfire, Hawker Hurricane, DeHavilland Mosquito and the Avro Lancaster, were all powered by one engine, the Rolls-Royce Merlin. The story of the Merlin is one of British ingenuity at its height, of artistry and problem-solving that resulted in a war-winning design.
This complete series ebook bind-up contains all three novels in author Robert Treskillard’s Merlin Spiral series, which follows the Merlin of Arthurian legend, who as a maimed, teenaged bladesmith must fight against druids working to end ...
Author: Robert Treskillard
Category: Young Adult Fiction
This complete series ebook bind-up contains all three novels in author Robert Treskillard’s Merlin Spiral series, which follows the Merlin of Arthurian legend, who as a maimed, teenaged bladesmith must fight against druids working to end Arthur’s reign before it has a chance to begin. In Merlin’s Blade, a strange meteorite strikes Merlin’s village, and only the blinded Merlin has the ability to resist its strange enchantments. And unless he can find a way to defeat the dark forces within the stone, Merlin’s family, his friends, and all of Britain could fall under its power. Merlin’s Shadow introduces Merlin’s half sister, Morgana, who is intent on destroying her brother following his attack on the stone. Given powers through her druid roots, Morgana spies on Merlin—at the same time Merlin is fighting to hide the orphaned Arthur from the new High King. In the final book, Merlin’s Nightmare, the now grown Merlin has raised Arthur as his own—though as the battle for Britain’s future intensifies, it has come time to tell the boy his true identity. But is the impetuous Arthur truly ready to take the throne?