It’s Only a Model

Historians Locate King Arthur’s Round Table, blares the headline. (CHT LRC.) And despite the fact that the very existence of Arthur has yet to be established, a so-called “Camelot historian” confidently opines that the discovery of some old Roman amphitheatre “means” that “Chester was the site of Arthur’s court and his legendary Round Table.” This is not the language of scholarship.


3 Responses to It’s Only a Model

  1. Dennis July 13, 2010 at 6:41 pm #

    It’s like those shows that appear on the History Channel where they throw out dozens of incredibly absurd assertions that have no grounding in actual history and then connecting dozens of layers of stupidity conclude that it is indeed possible that in the Fourteenth Century the Templars did indeed come to America where, in what in now Minnesota, they built a rocket to Mars.

  2. Louis B. July 14, 2010 at 12:28 am #

    King Arthur was actually Francis Bacon, as was Homer.

  3. Mr Civil Libertarian July 15, 2010 at 9:00 am #

    I just want to say: The blog title is epic win. Well played!

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