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by Adam Ardrey

eBook Finding Merlin: The Truth Behind the Legend download ISBN: 1845967860
Author: Adam Ardrey
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company (January 1, 2012)
Language: English
Pages: 384
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Rating: 4.3
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Category: History
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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.

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 cataclysmi Merlin: the very name evokes intriguing images - magician, wise man, prophet, adviser to Arthur, counsellor of Camelot.

Ardrey's book builds on that, with some interesting theories, although I found his insistence on stating as fact points that were only his theories, a little disconcerting. However, that does not invalidate his proposal, which is at least worth reading. I was not convinced by some of his assertions on names (. Mordred Morcant; Emris - Ambrosius) but I don't think that invalidates his basic argument

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

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'.

Finding Merlin: The Truth Behind The Legend is a 2007 book by Scottish advocate Adam Ardrey, in which he puts forward the theory that Merlin was a Scottish druid, politician and scholar. The book claims that Merlin was born in 540 CE in Cadzow (Hamilton), and died circa 618 in Drumelzier, near Dunipace. The book also states that one of Merlin's main antagonists was Saint Mungo. Author interview at theoverlookpress.

The legend is famous but not the truth: that Merlin was a historical figure, a. . 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.

Finding Merlin : The Truth Behind the Legend Adam Ardrey brings back to life Merlin's role in the cataclysmic battles between .

Finding Merlin : The Truth Behind the Legend. By (author) Adam Ardrey. Format Paperback 384 pages.

Merlin (Legendary character), Merlin (Legendary character). Woodstock, NY : Overlook Press. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on May 20, 2015.

The Truth Behind the Legend. 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

The Truth Behind the Legend. 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.

Finding Merlin: The Truth Behind The Legend is a 2007 book by Scottish advocate Adam Ardrey, in which he puts forward the theory that Merlin was a Scottish druid, politician and scholar

Finding Merlin: The Truth Behind The Legend is a 2007 book by Scottish advocate Adam Ardrey, in which he puts forward the theory that Merlin was a Scottish druid, politician and scholar.

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.
Comments: (7)
August
I really enjoyed reading about the real Merlin. The author backs up his explanation with historical information as much as he can, and his theories are sound, and identified as theories. He doesn't make any wild claims, which I appreciate. this is a great companion book to Finding Arthur.
Jugami
As expected awesome.Great book, would like for the historians to read this and rewrite the truth ! As Adam Ardrey has it !
Enone
Perfect transaction- quick, item as described. Will be back!
Cordabor
Very well done. The story is complex and un-predictable. It certainly gives a suprisingly un-biased histroical account based on the evidence; and, more importantly clears up much of the mythical whimsey that is known of the legend today.
Xor
I was disappointed in this book. Haven't finished it--not by a long shot--because it lost credibility with me early on. As a former student of linguistics, I'm very sensitive to unsupported speculation of how 'this name' could possibly have been 'pronounced' as 'that name'--without any substantiation based on normal, documented sound changes in the languages in question. This book reads like wishful thinking to me. I can tolerate a lot of speculation--for instance, I enjoyed Barry Fell's 'America BC' book, even though some of the assertions about language are suspect. At least that book had photos of actual sites. This book just doesn't cut it--so far. Maybe some day when I'm totally bored I'll pick it up again and see if any of it makes sense to me.

Two stars because the guy took the time to write it. And he does have quite an imagination. Who knows? Maybe he's right about Arthur. Maybe he just doesn't express himself very well.
Ffrlel
There are a number of books that speculate on the true identity of the historical Merlin. Most put Merlin in Wales, but not "Finding Merlin". Author Adam Ardrey firmly places his Merlin in Scotland in the sixth century. His conclusion is that the real man was a scholar and Druid who clashed with the Christian Church and therefore was redefined as a mad man. The book is well written and accessible, funny at times. But beware the conspiracy theory approach, sometimes it is heavy handed. Ardrey also places Merlin and Arthur about half a century later than other sources. While I don't agree with everything in the book, it is worth reading for an original and entertaining theory about the "real" Merlin.
Unde
Nicely and clearly explained.
I've been reading Arthurian literature since the 2nd grade and always thought that Arthur and Merlin and all the stories really took place in Scotland. Adam Ardrey proves that I was right all along. His companion volume, Finding Arthur, is equally good.