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A Discussion of Bosherton's Arthurian Connections
By David Nash Ford

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Excalibur in Pembrokeshire

The South Welsh candidate for the watery home of the Lady of the Lake, from where King Arthur obtained his magical sword, Excalibur, lies on the Pembrokeshire Coast near St. Govan's Head. Bosherton Fishponds are a single large three-fingered lake, once an arm of the sea, now separated from it by a narrow strip of sand. The major objection to this identification is the fact that it was back to this lake that Bedwyr supposedly returned Excalibur soon after the fateful Battle of Camlann. Yet, Bosherton is nowhere near any of the known battle-site claimants. In its favour, however, is the fact that Caldey Island is not far away. This may possibly have been the original Isle of Avalon to which the wounded King Arthur was taken after the battle.

 


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