List of Sources for The Arthurian Age

As I said in my book, the list of resources I used to research this novel could fill another book. Due to limited space, I could only list a very few in the book. I’ll list far more here. This list is not complete, especially for articles, but I will add to it as time goes on. Not all ideas found their way into my version of Arthur, but all of these authors offered a perspective that enriched my understanding, even if I disagree with some of their points. If you are interested in the subject, I hope this is helpful for you.


Alcock, Leslie. Arthur’s Britain. Penguin, 1991.

Alcock, Leslie. Economy, Society, and Warfare Among the Britons and Saxons C400-C800 A.D. University of Wales Press, 1987.

Ashe, Geoffrey. The Discovery of King Arthur. The History Press, 2013.

Ashe, Geoffrey. A Guidebook to Arthurian Britain. Aquarian Press, 1983.

Ashe, Geoffrey. Kings and Queens of Early Britain. Methuen, 2013.

Ashe, Geoffrey. Merlin: The Prophet and His History. The History Press, 2009.

Ashe, Geoffrey, and Simon McBride. The Landscape of King Arthur. Grange Books, 1992.

Ashe, Geoffrey. The Quest for Arthur’s Britain. Academy Chicago Publishers, 2004.

Bede. The Ecclesiastical History of the English People. Oxford University Press, UK, 1999.

Bedier, Joseph, et al. The Romance of Tristan and Iseult. Fonthill Press, 2011.

Bromwich, James. The Roman Remains of Brittany, Normandy and the Loire Valley: A Guide Book. Lucina Books, 2014.

Bromwich, Rachel. Trioedd Ynys Prydein: The Triads of the Island of Britain. University of Wales Press, 2014

Bryant, Nigel. The Complete Story of the Grail. Chretien De Troyes’ ‘Perceval’ and Its Continuations. Boydell & Brewer Ltd., 2015.

Bury, John Bagnell, and Fossey John Cobb Hearnshaw. The Invasion of Europe by the Barbarians. Norton, 2000.

Caesar, Julius. The Gallic War: Seven Commentaries on the Gallic War. Translated by Carolyn Hammond and Aulus Hirtius, Oxford University Press, 2008.

Chretien de Troyes. The Complete Romances of Chretien De Troyes. Translated by David Staines, Indiana University Press, 2010.

Clarkson, Tim J. The Men of the North: The Britons of Southern Scotland. John Donald, 2010.

Coe, Jon B, and Simon Young. The Celtic Sources for the Arthurian Legend. Llanerch Publishers, 1995.

Crowdy, Terry. The Enemy within: A History of Spies, Spymasters and Espionage. Osprey Pub., 2008.

Davies, Sean. War and Society in Medieval Wales 633-1283: Welsh Military Institutions. University of Wales Press, 2014.

Engels, Donald W. Alexander the Great and the Logistics of the Macedonian Army. Univ Of California Press, 2013.

Evans, Stephen S. The Lords of Battle: Image and Reality of the Comitatus in Dark-Age Britain. Boydell Press, 2000.

Evans-Wentz, W. Y. Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries. LuLu Com, 2016.

Fitzpatrick-Matthews, Keith J. (2015) “The XXVIII Civitates of Britain of the Historia Brittonum: Antiquarian Speculation in Early Medieval Wales” Journal of Literary Onomastics: Vol 4: Iss1, Art 1.
Available at or this link.

Fitzpatrick-Matthews, K J & Fleming, R (2016) “The Perils of Periodization: Roman Ceramics in Britain after 400 CE” Fragments 7
Available online: or this link.

Floyde, Marilyn. King Arthur’s French Odyssey: Avallon in Burgundy. Books Sans Frontieres Pub, 2016. ISBN-10: 0956983545

Floyde, Marilyn. King Arthur, Riotimus: The Story of King Arthur’s Last Years, Following His Disappearance on the Isle of Avallon in Burgundy, FranceK. Books Sans Frontieres Pub, 2012. ISBN-10: 9780956983534

Galliou, Patrick, and Michael Jones. The Bretons. Blackwell, 1996.

Geoffrey of Monmouth. The History of the Kings of Britain. Translated by Lewis Thorpe, Penguin Books, 2004.

Gidlow, Christopher. The Reign of Arthur: From History to Legend. History Press, 2010.

Gildas. Liber Querulus De Excidio Britanniae. Translated by John A Giles, Amazon Digital Services LLC, 2011.

Gildas. Gildas the Wise: The Ruin of Britain, Fragments from Lost Letters, The Penitential, Together withThe Lorica of Gildas. Translated by Hugh Williams, Amazon Digital Services LLC, 2010.

Gregory of Tours. History of the Franks. Translated by Ernest Brehaut, Pub., 2009.

Halsall, Guy. Warfare and Society in the Barbarian West. Routledge, 2005.

Hanson, Victor Davis. Makers of Ancient Strategy from the Persian Wars to the Fall of Rome. Princeton Univ. Press, 2012.

Haywood, John. Dark Age Naval Power: A Reassessment of Frankish and Anglo-Saxon Seafaring Activity. Anglo-Saxon Books, 2006.

Herren, Michael W., and Shirley Ann. Brown. Christ in Celtic Christianity: Britain and Ireland from the Fifth to the Tenth Century. Boydell and Brewer, 2013.

Hutton, Ronald. The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain. Oxford University Press, 2001.

James, Edward. Europe’s Barbarians AD 200-600. Pearson Longman, 2009.

Jordanes. The Origin and Deeds of the Goths. Translated by Charles Christopher Mierow, Amazon Digital Services LLC, 1908.

Lacy, Norris J. The New Arthurian Encyclopedia. Garland, 1991.

Laycock, Stuart. Warlords: The Struggle for Power in Post-Roman Britain. The History Press, 2009.

Lloyd, Scott. The Arthurian Place Names of Wales. University of Wales Press, 2017.

Malory, Thomas. Le Morte Arthur. Translated by Brian Stone, Penguin, 1988.

Mason, David J. P. Roman Britain and the Roman Navy. Tempus, 2003.

Matthews, John, and Caitlin Matthews. The Complete King Arthur: Many Faces, One Hero. Inner Traditions, 2017.

Murray, Alexander C. From Roman to Merovingian Gaul: A Reader. University of Toronto Press, 2008.

Nennius. The History of the Britons. Kessinger Publishing, LLC, 2010.

Rank, Michael. Spies, Espionage, and Covert Operations: From Ancient Greece to the Cold War. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014.

Reno, Frank D. Arthurian Figures of History and Legend: A Biographical Dictionary. McFarland & Co., 2011.

Reno, Frank D. Historic Figures of the Arthurian Era: Authenticating the Enemies and Allies of Britain’s Post-Roman King. McFarland & Co., 2000.

Reno, Frank D. The Historic King Arthur: Authenticating the Celtic Hero of Post-Roman Britain. McFarland & Co., 2007.

Richards, Carol. A History of Post-Roman Britain 400-600: The High Kings. Amazon Digital Services LLC, 2014.

Russell, Miles. Arthur and the Kings of Britain. Amberley Publishing, 2017.

Shepherd, Deborah J. Daily Life in Arthurian Britain. Greenwood Publishing Group, 2013.

Skene, W. F. The Four Ancient Books of Wales. Kessinger Pub., 2010.

Snyder, Christopher A. An Age of Tyrants: Britain and the Britons, A. D. 400 – 600. Pennsylvania State Univ. Press, 2006.

Snyder, Christopher A. The Britons. Malden, MA, Blackwell, 2003.

Storr, Jim. King Arthur’s Wars: The Anglo-Saxon Conquest of England. Helion & Company Limited, 2016.

Tacitus. The Agricola and The Germania. Translated by Harold B. Mattingly and J. B. Rives, Penguin, 2010.

Thomas, Charles. Christianity in Roman Britain to AD 500. Routledge, 1999.

Thompson, Logan. Ancient Weapons in Britain. Pen & Sword, 2004.

Tolkien, J. R. R. Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary, Together with Sellic Spell. Edited by Christopher Tolkien, HarperCollins Publishers, 2016.

Tolkien, J. R. R. Finn and Hengest: The Fragment and the Episode. Edited by Alan Bliss, Harper Collins, 2006.

Unknown. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Translated by Bernard O’Donoghue, Penguin, 2013.

Xenophon. Anabasis (The Persian Expedition). Translated by Henry Graham. Dakyns,, 2001.

Xenophon. On Horsemanship. SMK Books/Wilder Pub., 2011.

Xenophon. The Cavalry General. Translated by Henry Graham. Dakyns, Kessinger Pub., 2005.

Online Sources

Alvarez, Richard. “An Examination of the Mechanics of Shock Combat and the Development of Shock Tactics.” Saddle, Lance and Stirrup, 2006, (now archived on my website.)

Collins, Morris. “The Arthurian Court List in Culhwch and Olwen”
This page is a one of my main sources for characters in The Arthurian Age series.

“Ecclesiastical Sources, Including the ‘Legend of St. Goeznovius’ and Other ‘Vitae.’” Edited by Mary Jones, The Celtic Literature Collective: Latin and Ecclesiastical Texts, 2017,

Saint Patrick. “Letter to the Soldiers of Coroticus .” St. Patrick’s Confessio, c. 450 AD,

Vortigern Studies – a treasure trove of information about Early Britain.
Including: Procopius of Caesarea

Green, Caitlin. “Romano-British pottery in the fifth- to sixth-century Lincoln region.”

Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi, “The Gallic Chronicle of 452: Translation and Commentary”

Yale Law School, The Avalon Project, “The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle : Fifth Century”

Tr. O.M. Dalton (1915), ” Sidonius Apollinaris, Letters.”
Specific to Riothamus:
And Arvandus:

Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland

Mary Jones, “The Life of St. Illtud

The Wonders of Britain

The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World

Christopher Gwinn (Celtic linguist and Arthurian scholar)

Pa Gur (Who is the Porter?)

“Arthur and the Porter”

“Culhwch and Olwen”

The Arthurian Court List in Culhwch and Olwen

Arthurian Passages from Geoffrey of Monmouth’s The History of the Kings of Britain

Vita Merlini (The Life of Merlin)

The Stanzas of the Graves

The Life of Saint Cadog

Historia Brittonum (History of the Britons) by Nennius

The Annales Cambriae (Annals of Wales)

On the Ruin of Britain by Gildas

Two Vessels, a Tent and Two Worms: The Dragons of Dinas Emrys

Anglo-Saxon History Page

The Origin and Deeds of the Goths (Reference to Arthur/Riotimus par. 237) by Jordanes

Bede: Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation