Tagged: merlin

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The Merlin Files 5 – Wild Man

In Geoffrey of Monmouth’s 12th-century History of the Kings of Britain, which has provided much of the basis for the previous articles in this series, Merlin played a vital – and somewhat sinister –...

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The Merlin Files 4 – Sorcerer

In last week’s article in this series, we looked at how Wales’s favourite wizard, Merlin, used his super powers to move Stonehenge from Ireland to Britain (allegedly). Not a bad trick, but according to...

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The Merlin Files 3 – Magician

When Aurelius became king of Britain around 1,500 years ago, he was keen to mark the burial place of hundreds of his warriors who had been treacherously assassinated by the Saxons near Kaercaradduc (later...

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The Merlin Files 2 – Prophet

In last week’s article we touched on the Welsh legend Merlin’s penchant for enigmatic prophecy when, as a boy, in Geoffrey of Monmouth’s History of the Kings of Britain, he forecast that the Saxons...