Sep­a­rat­ing truth from leg­end

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - LIFE HOROSCOPES -

King Arthur’s Bri­tain: The Truth, SBS, Fri­day at 7.30pm

IN THIS land­mark his­tory film, Pro­fes­sor Al­ice Roberts (pic­tured) uses ex­cit­ing new ar­chae­o­log­i­cal dis­cov­er­ies to de­code the myths and medieval fake news, piec­ing to­gether a very dif­fer­ent story of this turn­ing point in Bri­tain’s his­tory.

The story be­gins with ex­clu­sive ac­cess to the ex­ca­va­tions of an un­prece­dented stone palace com­plex on the Tin­tagel penin­sula in Corn­wall.

Long known to have been a Dark Ages set­tle­ment, the new ev­i­dence re­veals that Tin­tagel was also a seat of power, but who ruled there?

The rocky out­crop has myth­i­cal con­nec­tions with the leg­endary King Arthur but there has never been any ev­i­dence found that he lived there or even ex­isted. Al­ice ex­plores the link be­tween the leg­end and the lo­ca­tion.

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