King Arthur’s legendary ‘sword in the stone’ might actually exist– in Italy. In the 12th century, a pious Italian knight who’d abandoned his ruthless ways had religious visions and allegedly pushed his sword into the stone ground, which “yielded like...
The Lady of the Lake was the foster-mother of Sir Lancelot and raised him beneath the murky waters of her Lake. She is, however, best known for her presentation to King Arthur of his magical sword Excalibur, through the intervention of the King's druidic advisor, Merlin (Myrddin) who was constantly worried that his monarch would fall in battle.
Super Amazing Easiest Bread Recipe EVER! My husband first said, "another bread recipe you are going to try?" (as he is rolling his eyes) At 7000 feet elevation no recipe has worked. THIS ONE WORKS!! It is a make-ahead bread, so you need 12-18 hours of rise time. I used the european-style flour from King Arthur, and it was better than the $5 breads from the store. Plan ahead, it's worth it!
CAMELOT ~ Camelot was a fictitious city first named as Arthur's principal home some time in the 12th century. John Leland, in 1542, claimed Cadbury Castle was the "real" Camelot. Cadbury was the head quarters for a 5th century king. Its west country location gives it credibility as the original Camelot. Camelot is a dream city, a "chivalric Utopia" Arthur's personal capital from whence he doles out justice, hosts grand feasts, and makes brave knights.