Separating truth from legend
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.