The Legendary ‘Sword in the Stone’

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Re: The Legendary ‘Sword in the Stone’

#21  Postby Svartalf » Jul 05, 2019 11:39 am

Man, not to diss Nennius who did some excellent work and is a basic source, but Arthur as a Sarmatian mercenary just doesn't hold water, the local aristocracy would never have upheld the rule of a guy who was not one of them, Britishers have been insular for longer than human memory can tell.
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Re: The Legendary ‘Sword in the Stone’

#22  Postby Spearthrower » Jul 05, 2019 11:40 am

Svartalf wrote:Man, not to diss Nennius who did some excellent work and is a basic source, but Arthur as a Sarmatian mercenary just doesn't hold water, the local aristocracy would never have upheld the rule of a guy who was not one of them, Britishers have been insular for longer than human memory can tell.



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Re: The Legendary ‘Sword in the Stone’

#23  Postby Svartalf » Jul 05, 2019 11:43 am

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Re: The Legendary ‘Sword in the Stone’

#24  Postby Spearthrower » Jul 05, 2019 11:46 am

Svartalf wrote::scratch:



You first need to be a white-supremacist Serbian nationalist, then emote at it. I am sure it will make whatever the equivalent of 'sense' is then.
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Re: The Legendary ‘Sword in the Stone’

#25  Postby Svartalf » Jul 05, 2019 12:18 pm

Well, not being Serbian, I'll never catch the 'sense' of it all then.
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Re: The Legendary ‘Sword in the Stone’

#26  Postby Hermit » Jul 05, 2019 12:49 pm

Svartalf wrote:...the local aristocracy would never have upheld the rule of a guy who was not one of them, Britishers have been insular for longer than human memory can tell.

...What do you mean by "Britishers"? To start with, there was no such political or social entity as "Britain/England". Geographic Britain was no more than a motley lot of clans and tribes ruled over by warlords until the house of Lancaster and the House of York had it out during the War of the Roses. Whatever. Britain or not, aristocracies have always accepted the rule of a guy who was not one of them on many occasions. Several of those instances did in fact occur before as well as after after Britain did in fact come into existence, William the Conqueror being the most famous example in 1066, followed by William of Orange in 1688 and the latest instance being George Louis, who became the first British monarch of the House of Hanover as George I in 1714.
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Re: The Legendary ‘Sword in the Stone’

#27  Postby mercy18 » Jul 05, 2019 3:18 pm

Thank you for your responses. I just wanted to know how it got there and whether it has been scientifically investigated. I
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Re: The Legendary ‘Sword in the Stone’

#28  Postby Spearthrower » Jul 05, 2019 3:25 pm

Pretty much steel tools and sandstone should be enough to suggest there's a mundane reason for it. Sandstone is quite soft and therefore easy to carve, which is why it's frequently used for sculptures.
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