Just who was Gawain, where was Camelot and what was the Holy Grail? In An A to Z of King Arthur and the Holy Grail, bestselling author Simon Cox and acclaimed writer Mark Oxbrow reveal all the answers you will ever need in this easy-to-read reference manual to the Arthurian myths and legends. Written in a clear and concise style, this lead title in a new A to Z series opens the Arthurian landscape to a whole new audience who want the facts behind the fiction. The Arthurian legends are perennial favourites, with a host of books appearing on the subject over the past few years. This A to Z guide is an essential reference manual for all seekers of the truth and those on a quest to understand the true meaning of the Holy Grail. Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code has brought the Holy Grail, and what it may mean, to the attention of a huge audience over the past year, but many people still have unanswered questions and remain confused over the meaning and theories behind the Grail. This A to Z will both enlighten and entertain, giving detailed references in an easy-to-understand format and explaining all of the latest theories about both King Arthur and the legendary Holy Grail.
This is a great introduction to a wonderful landscape of myths and legends.
Simon Cox is the author of the international bestsellers Cracking the Da Vinci Code and Illuminating Angels and Demons, and co-author of An A to Z of Ancient Egypt and An A to Z of Atlantis. He lectures frequently around Europe and the US on alternative history and has appeared in numerous documentaries as an expert in the field. Mark Oxbrow is the author of Halloween- Pagan Festival to Trick or Treat, which is widely recognised as the definitive history of Halloween. He also contributed to the bestselling Cracking the Da Vinci Code and has lectured widely, including guest lectures for the Folklore Society and Universite de Bretagne.