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Robin Hood based on William Wallace

The archetypal English hero Robin may actually have been Scottish, according to the author of a new book. Mr Whyte, 70, who left Scotland over 50 years ago to lives in Canada, believes the only surviving example of Wallace’s seal provides supporting evidence. It appears on The Lubeck Letters which he sent

14th century King Arthur manuscript to be sold

A 14th century manuscript, containing the oldest surving account of the legends of King Arthur, is expected to bring in more than $3 million when it hits the auction block next month. More than 200 cows would have been needed to produce the vellum sheets for the three hefty volumes

Location of King Arthur’s Round table found

Historians believe they have found the location of King Arthur's famous Round Table, and that it isn't a table at all, but rather a Roman amphitheatre. The experts believe that Camelot could in fact have been Chester Amphitheatre, a huge stone-and-wood structure capable of holding up to 10,000 people. They

Robin Hood stole from the rich to lend to the poor?

A new book is claiming that the legendary Robin Hood was kind of a loan shark, stealing from the rich to lend to the poor. John Paul Davis, the author of the new book, cites scenes from A Gest of Robyn Hode, one of the earliest references to Robin

Top 10 ghost ships

Toptenz has posted an fascinating list showcasing ten ghost ships and their strange stories. 8. The Ourang Medan The story of the Ourang Medan begins in 1947, when two American ships received a distress call while navigating the Strait of Malacca, off the coast of Malaysia. The caller identified himself as a

Found: The Minotaur’s Labyrinth on Crete

A stone quarry, riddled with an elaborate network of tunnels, on the Greek Island of Crete may be the original site of the Labyrinth, the maze which served as the home of the half-man/half-bull Minotaur. Working with experts from the Hellenic Speleological Society, the Oxford researchers found that the cave complex

New book claims King Arthur was a “genocidal warlord”

According to a new book, The Celtic Revolution by Dr. Simon Young, King Arthur was a "genocidal warlord whose deeds would have been the stuff of Nuremburg trials today". "He almost certainly was a historical figure and there are three or four major candidates. Warlords in the fifth and sixth centuries