The King Arthur delusion: a case of medieval fake news?

The warrior-king wasn't a historical figure but the product of a Welsh author's desire for Britons to regain lands they deemed rightfully theirs, writes Nick Higham

Our illustration shows King Arthur leading his troops into battle. The legendary warlord's victories over Saxon invaders first appear in a 'history' written in the ninth-century north Wales. (Illustration by Georgie Gozem for BBC History Magazine)

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