CONTENTS PART ONE: Who was Arthur Introduction King Arthur for beginners Was King Arthur real? What do we know about King Arthur? What do we know about Arthwys ap Mar? Arthur Penuchel in the northern genealogies Main Arthurian characters revealed Contrasting Arthur with Arthwys Artorius Castus and Arthwys The rank of the Dux The memory of Arthur From Arthur Penuchel Draco to Arthur Pendragon Arthur in the Historia Brittonum The Annales Cambrae and Geoffrey PART TWO: The Kings of Britain The Roman emperors The Rise of the Gododdin Generation 1 & 2: Vortigern Generation 3: Uther Generation 4: Arthur Generation 5: Gildas' kings Generation 6: Peredur Generation 7: Arthur II Generation 8: Meurig Generation 9: Athrwys The riddle of Vortigern Vortimer The other Vortigern Arthur and Cerdic The Anglo Saxon Chronicles PART THREE: The Lost Books of Arthur Source 1: Gildas Source 2: Aneirin Source 3: Taliesin Source 4: The Lost Book of Arthur - Glein - City of the Legions - Dubglas - Tribruit - Bassas - Agned - Celidon - Bregoin - Guinnion - Badon Source 5: The Lost Book of Mordred Source 6: The Lost Book of Llaenauc Source 7: The Lost Book of Uther Source 8: The Lost Book of Pa Gur Source 9: Llywarch Hen Source 10: The King Lists Arthur in the primary sources Timeline derived from the primary sources Evolution of the sources Derivative sources: - Nennius - Annales Cambrae - Culhwch and Olwen - Modena and Otranto - The Saints' Lives - Lambert and William of Malmsbury - Geoffrey and the Brut - The Harleian and Mostyn pedigrees - The Welsh Triads Conclusions
Simon Keegan was born in Liverpool in 1979 of Irish, Scottish, Cornish, Breton, Welsh and Swedish ancestry. He has been a professional journalist for 20 years and currently works for the Daily Mirror. He has also worked as a sub editor for the Metro, Daily Star and Daily Express. Simon was editor of the Salford Advertiser and Prestwich Advertiser and has also worked for magazines such as The Big Issue in the North and local newspapers such as the Stockport Express and Rochdale Observer. He has also appeared on various TV and radio shows as well as judging the UK's largest live music contest. Simon is married with two children and in his spare time teaches a Karate and Jujutsu class in Manchester city centre. In pursuit of the Arthurian legends, he has travellled from Scotland to Cornwall, Ireland to Brittany, Wales to York and all points between.