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A Discussion of Dozmary Pool's Arthurian Connections
By David Nash Ford

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Excalibur in Cornwall

Dozmary Pool must have the most persistent of the claims to be the residence of the Lady of the Lake. Being in the heart of Cornish King Arthur Country high on Bodmin Moor, it is an extremely atmospheric spot and an ideal candidate for Arthurian associations; though there is a second claimant in the same county. It was at Dozmary that Arthur rowed out to claim his mighty sword, Excalibur, and to here the same was returned by Bedwyr after the fateful Battle of Camlann. In this case, of course, the battle had been fought at nearby Slaughter Bridge; while the wounded King Arthur was removed to the Isle of Avalon, proposed by some to be the Scilly Isles.

 


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