"Fascinating, authoritative analysis"–PD Smith, The Guardian
"This is a thoughtful and patient, rational and fair-minded book, which critically examines various theories about the starting point for the Arthur myth." –Dan Jones, The Sunday Times
"A leading medievalist takes a clear-eyed look at the evidence for the existence of the legendary Arthur."–The Sunday Times
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"Higham [has] . . . extraordinary erudition."–D. A. Meier, Choice
"Likely to be the definitive text on the legendary warrior for the foreseeable future. With his profound knowledge of the rules of historical narrative and patient but forensic analysis of the evidence, Higham's riveting book brings the historical Arthur to what may be his last, decisive battle."–Max Adams, author of In the Land of Giants
"A very intelligent book which presents the facts and invites you to draw your own conclusions about this legendary British monarch. If King Arthur didn't exist, he should have done and Nicholas Higham's book shows us why. A superb read: scholarly yet accessible. Highly recommended."–Francis Pryor, author of Britain B.C
"This book provides an outstanding, and deeply informed, overview of the various 'King Arthurs' in history. Accessible and well-written, it is also a significant contribution to the debate around the historical origins of Arthur."–Anne Lawrence-Mathers, author of The True History of Merlin the Magician