October 4, 2018

Who inspired King Arthur to be the great leader of ancient Britannia, a fierce but fair warrior and a king whose exploits would be venerated fifteen hundred years after his death? Many people would say it was Merlin who inspired Arthur and I think they would be partly...

September 4, 2018

Shapeshifting is an easy enough trick on your smartphone.  Take a photo of a friend and turn her into a smiling baboon. But when Merlin says, ‘I shapeshifted into a fox,’ he means something different. So, let’s unpack what’s behind his claim.

            Merlin’s t...

July 15, 2018

About six hundred years after the death of King Aruthur, Geoffrey of Monmouth identified the wind tossed headland fort at Tintagel in North Cornwall as the place of conception. There are eighty hill forts in Cornwall so why did Geoffrey of Monmouth choose this one?

June 21, 2018

We have a saying in English “you can’t see the wood for the trees.” It means that someone is so involved in the details of something that they can’t see what is important as a whole.

But what happens when a trained Druid like Merlin walks across a forest floor, can he s...

May 18, 2018

In last week’s blog, I wrote about Merlin’s time in the Roman Army where he learned military strategy. But what happened when he came home desperate to impress the father of the woman he had fallen in love with, Emily. He combined he engineering, and chemistry skills w...

May 13, 2018

Who was Merlin, what was his training and why would he become so important to King Arthur?

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