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Glastonbury Abbey, Arthur's Grave


This is a reproduction of the cross said to have been found in Arthur's grave at Glastonbury Abbey. The actual grave seems to have been a very early burial but the Arthur link is tenuous. The actual cross disappeared many years ago and the only depiction is from a drawing by William Camden in 1607, from which this picture has been redrawn.

It is difficult to ascertain whether the cross is a fake, but it is well known that the monks of the abbey were in dire need of funding at the time. The cross and the finding of Arthur's grave may have been a huge publicity stunt to attract money. To find out more about Arthur and Glastonbury read the article Glastonbury Arthur's Avalon.

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Daniel Parkinson

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