- Joseph of Arimathea is reputed to have brought the Holy Grail to Glastonbury in 63 AD.
- Cadbury Castle may have been the inspiration for the legend of King Arthur’s Camelot – it was certainly the stronghold of a powerful warrior chief around the time Arthur is presumed to have lived.
- When the Saxons invaded Somerset in the 7th century, they found that the locals believed Saint Patrick was buried at Glastonbury... this may not have been true (see Saint Patrick of Glastonbury?) but it did wonders for the pilgrimage trade.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
FORTEAN LINK: A Fortean History of Somerset
Posted by Jon Downes at 2:38 PM