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"Happy Birthday Week. While we're all at home in the new normal feeling anything but normal the one thing worth celebrating life itself the pandemic has shown us just how fragile and beautiful life is the veneer of invincibility that we built up over. The last decades has been stripped away in an instant. We're now learning what we always have known but not acted upon which is the each day's precious and magical and that we can't take anything most especially health and the health of our planet for granted in that spirit of adventure. There's one place in San Francisco I've been trying to explore for nearly twenty years. The remote Farallon islands thirty miles off the Golden Gate Bridge on a clear day. You can see this. Cluster of three main islands from the shore. But here's the catch. They closed to the public. Because the farallones one of the largest seabird colonies in the nation the islands also hosts two seals great white sharks and many different species of whale. The farallon islands national wildlife refuge is one of sixty three such refugees around the country and the waters surrounding. The islands are protected as part of the great farallones National Marine Sanctuary for decades point Blue Conservation Science Petaluma based research organization whose mission is to conserve birds wildlife and ecosystems through innovative science partnerships and outreach his continuously had teams of scientists located on the Farallon's point blue has a formal research agreement with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Every few weeks point blue works with local boat owners who volunteer to resupply the Farallon scientists with food. I was lucky enough to tag along for the ride. I get on the boat. The outer limits in Sao Salida and we begin our journey. I'm joined by Pete Wolsey Buck who's point blue's senior marine ecologist and spent more time on the islands than anyone else on the planet while still on the boat. I stopped by asking Pete. Exactly how long point blue has been conducting research on the Pharisees? Yeah point blue has been working out on the fare lawns for more than fifty years We've had people on the island every single day since April Third Ikin. Sixty eight which is crazy. And it's just hard to believe that this fat much data scientific data going all the way back to the sixties. It is pretty incredible. There are not very many Continuous long term data sets especially for seabird monitoring throughout the world and the have one in an area special is a fair launch is in an incredible opportunity. And if you know this pizza I've been trying to get to the farallones like twenty two. It's a big deal super foggy today at does it. I don't know hopefully the Fogle if you've been out here a long time once you once you bet I think most times the fog lists sometimes mid to late morning But we have a lot of very very few days out of the airlines. The combination of the cold ocean water and warmer temperatures on the mainland tends to lead to fog out at the highlands. And you could have days when you get out there to the islands can't even see it until he could get on land. I mean yeah we like now maybe half a mile and I'd just just saw and it's pretty mad. I mean it's magical. They just kind of jot. How of the Pacific do you remember? First time seeing the farallones I do. I was going out. This was in the spring of two thousand. I was going out as a volunteer research. Assistant and We were on a long slow boat ride on a very rough day and We started sailing at about midnight. We got to the island about seven. Am and shortly. After the Sun was rising I started to see the islands poking up over the horizon and it was just an incredibly magical site by still remember a Dan. I still have the image in my head. Yeah it's it does feel like the mist of Avalon where the knights of King Arthur would like see. The Misr is and it kind of reminds me of some magical place. How the hell do we get from this big bill up on the cliffs above us it? It looks like a treacherous. I mean what? What's the procedure? It is rather complicated So the islands themselves are very rocky. There's no safe place to land a boat Island just kind of jumped right out of the ocean as you were saying so what we do. Is we have a crane. That's on the east side of the island and we use that to lower small landing craft into the ocean and that will drive out our boat and then from there it will shuttle the people and gear back and forth between the island and the the vote. That's burning us out here. The boat look Mike Below as like his has made out of metal. I've never seen like such a small wise. The vote metal Yeah Orlando Craft is what's called a safe vote and it's a solid aluminum hull with the flotation of styrofoams flotation secured. Around the outside of it. So it's a very sturdy boat and you can imagine when you're lifting it up out of the water with your in it or people in it And and you're moving it back and forth in his rough environment. You want very sturdy boat. So we're we're very happy to have it for them but then it looks like we have to be light. Lifted like fifty feet in the air. Which I've I've presumed that we're going to be in the boat. When that happens. It looks terrifying. Oh It's definitely unique and You know if you're afraid of heights it could be terrifying but now you tell me I I will assure you. It's all very safe You know we've been doing it this way for a very long time going into a little cove. You're going to hook the vote onto this crane and then you're gonNA lifted about thirty feet up in the air and swinging it over landing so it is a very unique and interesting way to use a boat.
Baking is Americas New Pastime and Thats Putting King Arthur Flour Under Stress
"Happy Friday France for today's feel good. Friday show WanNa tell you the story of Abbey Goldstein. And how she and millions of people like her are affecting companies that sell flour and other baking supplies. You See. Goldstein is an avid home. Baker in Pittsburgh in mid March the day after a national emergency was declared. She said to herself. I know how I'm going to spend my time at home. I'm going to bake. And she started what she assumed would be a small facebook group. The Twenty Twenty Corona Bake challenge to make it a social activity today only five weeks later. There are one thousand one hundred active bakers in that group and more joining all the time from countries as far away as Israel Colombia Thailand Malaysia in South Africa. The way it works is like this every other day. Goldstein challenges them to bake something new share photos and advice the stream which has had more than forty eight thousand posts. So far is full of everything from bagels to puff pastry to yesterday. Stunner a cake decorated to look just like a puppy. Complete with tongue hanging out but with a number of bakers on the rise so to speak so too is the turmoil within companies that supply flour yeast and other necessities. Surely you've noticed the sorry state of the baking of your local grocery store. Well if you shop first thing in the morning you might have a prayer of buying flour and yeast but then again maybe not those empty shelves translate to furious activity at the headquarters of one of the country's most well-known flowers suppliers King Arthur flower in tiny Norwich Vermont. Typically at this time of year. The two hundred thirty year old one hundred fifty million dollars plus company staff at fifty percent capacity baking traditionally slows down as we head into spring but now King Arthur's working with its suppliers to produce products twenty four hours a day seven days a week. Co-ceo Karen Coburg told Yahoo money sales spike to the beginning of March over the last three weeks sales or triple what they normally are in the spring with King Arthur's existing flour mills operating at capacity. They've had to add another
"king arthur" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"Real dudes cer- BETTA VIR. He was one of the earliest Nights to appear in Arthurian legends and one of his right hand dudes He has appeared in other writings Historical writings that have nothing to do with your theory and legend exactly and he was known as a Bedwar bedridden aunt Member of the Royal House. Offend you Which rose to power in Wales in the sixth century and then ser que was also possibly a real dude. Yeah both of them. Appear in of Wealth Collection of warrior poems called the Mavin. No Jin mackinaw John. Take your pick. Yeah I'm not Welsh. You're not Welsh so either one. We crapper not pronouncing things right but this this stuff. Oh yeah he's got like thirteen letters. Vowels like what do you do with that and I mean I'm looking at the alphabet that I recognize my brain just put it together agreed and finally Arthur himself. My vote is on a compilation of real people. Like I said earlier some folks say he might have been a Roman leader named Lucius are Torius Kostas or maybe a Roman name a really Ambrosius see. I saw that. Really some bushiest was his uncle was really third pendragon brother and author and Raliess head to seize power to start to restore Their lineage and Arthur followed after that. Okay see I guess it depends on who you're reading you know. Yeah some folks say he was a British historian named Allan Wins. Wilson says he was a Welsh King Arthritis in the seventh century. I think everyone wants to claim piece of it. I think that's what's going on here. You know I think there's no he was this Welsh king or no. He was his Roman King when I think he might have been all of them. Well the idea that he was sent by the pope to basically restore order or take the British isles back from the Saxons definitely is linked credence by the idea that he kind of comes out of nowhere and pulls the sword from the stone is like I'm arrived. I'm the king of kings now. So the idea that he came from somewhere else. I mean that that would suggest that he could have possibly been some Roman commander and there were Roman commanders who did come to Britain and fight the sex and successfully was named Arthur. One was named arteries. Well there you have it And then some people say that Arthur wasn't a name but a title arth and Which in Latin means bear? And if that's the case could just be like you know could be. Anybody could be short for Arthur could be bear. So why does this story persist because it's Got Romance? It's got chivalry Scott. All the classic elements of drama in literature and fiction. So there you have it plus Monty. Python's take on. It doesn't hurt in perpetuating everything. What kind of a man can summon fire without flint or tinder man? You know that movie inside now tension. I watched it a lot at one point in my life. I think that's my favorite part of the movie the None shall pass when they have to pass the the guy that spits tells them about the rabbit. I remember the nuncio. Pather don't remember the spinning. Yeah when when he when he's talking he's got a list young Oliver anything else. I got nothing else. All right. If you WANNA learn more about King Arthur you can type in King Arthur in the search bar we also recommend you go to look stuff about King Arthur. There's plenty of stuff out there. It's fascinating you search bar right. You did sir capable then. That means. It's time for listening. I'm going to call this tribute to my father for Megan. Josh Chuck and Jerry wanted to write to tell you. Thank you immensely for the show. My Dad passed away nearly a year ago and while I don't think he listened before he passed. I think he would have really enjoyed it. He was a tinkerer and loved learning new things in fact when I was younger and visited him. During the summers I'd be alone. Most states department while he worked and he would encourage me to search random things on the internet and read about them to learn something new he would even leave me list like the planet Jupiter State of Wyoming for the year eighteen. Forty five I thought at the time it was pretty silly and only did it a few times but now as an adult I've since found your podcast a few months ago and I find it really fascinating and it reminds me of my dad and has been really helpful to me when I get down about him. Being gone makes me happy to know that he would probably think it's awesome that I spend my days learning about things now so megan from Plano Texas. Thank you for that then In memory of your Father Howard. I think he would like to show too. It's pretty cool. I'm sorry he's not around here. It no but I mean we're carrying on his legacy exactly so I guess we need to do a show on the eighteen forty five over the state of Wyoming. Never Not Wyoming. 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"king arthur" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"Bobby bones host the bobby bones show and. I'm pretty much always sleepy because I wake up at three o'clock in the morning a couple of hours later. I get all my friends together. We get into a room and we do a radio show. We share our allies. We tell our stories. We try to find as much good in the world if he possibly can and we look through the news of the day that you'll care about also your favorite country. Artists always stopping by to hang out and share their lives and music to wake up with a bunch of my friends on ninety eight point seven. W M Z Q in Washington. Dc. Or wherever the row takes you on the iheartradio APP. Hey now we're back. So that's the that's the basic legend just basically condensed thousands of pages of different books in thousands not thousands hundreds of years of folklore into a few minutes. But you get the gist of it. Sure you know the story. And if this if this ignited your fancy and you're like I want to know more man you've got eight. You could dedicate the rest of your life to researching and reading Arthurian. Legend somehow is. There's tons of it and and it's all like we said It's a literary tradition but it's rooted in an oral tradition among the celts. The Pagan Celts But this literary tradition itself is really really old that they I mention of Arthur is From I think the fifth century right the fifth century Welsh Poem Sixth Century Welsh Poem. But when you're off by one hundred years back then yet Especially with the man who may or may not have existed yet true but Arthur POPs up in one line in this Walsh. Paul poem called the go doted Godolphin. Good Odin Yeah. It's a great word and this poem. Eulogize is the Welsh warriors. Maybe Britain's oldest poem Yep because the celts would have started to become christianized around this time yeah hence things would have started to have been written down so this poem would have popped up really right around that cusp between the end of purely Celtic culture because the British isles were the last stronghold of the celts which swept all the way to Asia like they covered Europe parts of North Africa. The cats were everywhere but it was the The British isles. That were the last hold outs until about like the fifth. Sixth Seventh Eighth Centuries When they became Christianized right. So they're Christianized at this point. Yeah by the time. This poem came out the very fact that there's a written poem. Yeah shows you that the the the writings that made their way in this area in the Celtics are all just tell stories looking. They're ones and tell stories. Still not writing stuff down there like you have you. Are you familiar with mistletoe? To do you know about knocking on. Wood? Could you utilizing your information So some other references in literature the Historian Ritonavir History of Britain. Eighty eight hundred in the analysis. Cambria the Annals of Wales a few hundred years after that they were there are basically history books. The main history books of Britain and Wales right and but they themselves were compilations of of other books in. Can't be like factually verified. Yeah but nevertheless they were used. Arthur was mentioned in both The Arthur we know and love today. You can trace back to Geoffrey of MONMOUTH. And he was a priest he wrote hysteria. Reagan Britanny the history British kings and the eleven hundreds but he based his stuff on the historian Raton them but it just became really popular right so like he kind of base it on the other thing some people even say plagiarized but it became so popular he was kind of a golden right and I think also he I mean most histories are based on previous history. Sure so that's that in and of itself isn't a bad thing but yeah I. I don't know what this articles implying. That like. He was that he stole work or he fabricated it. Well he was accused of fabricating. Some of it so so well either way. He gave the world the Arthurian legend. That's right like Arthur existed before this like as we've seen but he was the one that said like this. There's a great story here and I'm going to bulk this up. Yeah and so. He started neighbor places. Yeah he started contemporaries ing things like he he. He took this legend and put it into a context that the people who lived in his time would understand and be fascinated by yeah and he introduced Christianity for the first time to the story The French got a hold of it. And then they're all about a good romance novel so they sort of introduced. The love elements are not introduced but emphasized the love elements a little bit more about fifty years after. Geoffrey of Monmouth made his history. Chretien detroi- came up with some stories that added that romantic part and a lot. Like the I think the grail stuff too. Oh Yeah Yeah. He was the one who who came up with the romance between Lancelot and Gwen. Aveer and the grail of search for the grail which wasn't a part of the story up until the twelfth century and most of this stuff had been like history books and poems. Starting with the vulgarity cycle or prose Lancelot is when he started getting these great stories and Christianity is woven in even more And this is between twelve ten and twelve thirty right just to give you an idea of where we are and they don't know if these stories were like maybe part of a popular literary trend at the time right where a bunch of people writing. Chivalry was a big thing to write about right. Yeah or if it was one author writing a series of stuff and they were not. They're not attributed to any single author but they're they're collected together as a body of work the vogue a cycle. Yeah and those ones focused a little more on like Lancelot in this chivalrous knights and all that we have in the grail to Yeah with Galahad Yeah. They said that Joseph of Arimathea. Who was in the Bible? He was the one who gave Jesus his tomb after Jesus was crucified and brought back and he said I didn't say that. But they they said. Joseph of Arimathea brought the grail to Britain but then Galahad Tarantula illegitimate son was said in the gate cycle that he discovered the grail because he was pure of course yes until he went to the castle anthrax. Remember that scene and the pure and chase goes to the castle and they're solving watch. There's all the ladies that are tempting him Michael Palin just like wide great moving and then the big one that most of our modern stories are based on is Thomas. Malary's Limb Morte d'arthur the death of Arthur. And I read this in college. Oh Yeah Oh yeah and it was tough. It was sort of like a a bit of a modernized mid- middle English. Yeah it wasn't quite chaucer. Was that tough but it was still a tough read and I remember thinking at the time can I just watch gallery and turns out good because that was that movie was specifically based on the death of Arthur right. Yeah and so as you're you're kind of seeing each each new century each new authors adding their own thing to yeah. He didn't actually write. It should say that he compiled the stories together. Okay surely he cleaned him up and well. Yeah but he didn't he didn't create a new work is known as it's known as a compilation. Well HE DID. Add some new stories about some other nights. Third Gareth in Sir Tristan and he he. He also kind of took the the focus off of the Celtic Pagan mythology in really focused it onto the Christian mythology and and at this point the the idea that this whole thing is based on Celtic ideals in myths is loss largely to history. Yeah I mean at the very least. It doesn't become nearly as a parent was the one that ended the lady in the lake. Oh those vol gates cycle. Yeah yes because I would think that would be ancient Celtic mythology but that wasn't added until the thirteenth century. Yeah The lady in the lake and the idea of more driven is Arthur Sun. Sister you think this to be real old. Yeah no no no. It was part of the preoccupation of the weirdoes in the thirteenth century. Well I think Mallory did add the after Gwen aveer. Land slaughter busted. They go their separate ways to become a nun and a monk. Oh Yeah respectively right. So after Mallory you have Alfred Lord Tennyson. Who wrote the idols of the King? Yeah that creepy looking dude and create poet them a yeah scary looking and I love his name too yeah And then t h white wrote the once and future king and that was the basis of the sword in the stomach. Yeah Yeah we'll Disney action. That was a good movie if I remember correctly. And what's good? Merlin was kind of like a cookie. I mean he's weird right in that story in the sword in the stone. I don't remember that one. That much was that the animated okay. Yeah where he's like a young King Arthur pulls the sword from the stone. And I don't see I must have seen it but I was all about. The jungle book came out about the time. I know but I was so obsessed animators and everything. Yeah you're like I can't pay attention to this all right all right so we we should talk a little bit about the real ties to real history whether these people were really these places real. Let's get to that after this message rate..
SXSW Will Go On Despite Coronavirus Concerns
"Welcome to the frame. I'm John Horn every year. A few hundred thousand people gathered in Austin Texas for south by southwest. It's an international festival of music film and Technology but with the threat of the corona virus at hand. Some people are saying that bringing massive crowds into one place could be a very bad idea. Facebook twitter Amazon and a few other tech and media companies. Already have dropped out of the festival which starts on March thirteenth. South by southwest organizers. Say they're nevertheless moving ahead. Dan Sullivan is a writer for Texas monthly and he joins us from Austin Dan. Welcome to the show for having me so before we get into the impact of the corona virus. Let's talk a little bit about just. How big south by South West is in terms of its physical presence in Austin? How much are people's lives affected when the festival comes to town? Well it's huge. It takes over a giant chunk of the city several miles especially the downtown area but also beyond that it does have a huge impact. Let's talk about some health. Concerns from people who live in Austin and online petition calling for a total cancellation of south by southwest. West has more than forty thousand signatures. I've been to south by southwest. It's been a number of years but like any popular gathering. There are a lot of people in a lot of lines it can be getting into a movie can be getting into a club getting into a restaurant. You are very much cheek to jowl with a lot of your fellow festival guests and I guess that's something that a lot of people might be concerned about. It's not just that you're inside venue with a lot of people. But they're massive crowds basically wherever you go on all the streets and a lot of public spaces. Yeah that is a very real part of the concern is that it's just going to put a lot of people in close quarters. The festival did talk today about potentially encouraging people to be further physically apart from each other whether that means capping the capacity at venues or starting a standing in line protocol. I don't know specifically but it's something that seemed to be aware of the head of twitter. Jack Dorsey was scheduled to speak but he's since cancelled. Because of the company's concerns about the corona virus in fact twitter said in a statement that it was cancelling all quote non critical business travel and events unquote. Who else has bowed out so far. We've seen twitter facebook Amazon Amazon Entertainment Amazon studios when out today. Tick Tock went out today. A measurable which usually has a pretty sizeable south by South West presence. Cancel yesterday. There's probably more to. We're talking with Texas monthly writer. Dan Solomon about south by southwest and concerns over the corona virus. I WanNa talk a little bit about the economic impact of south by southwest. Obviously there are a lot of hotels and restaurants that benefit but it seems from your own reporting. There are a lot of smaller businesses. That really rely on south by Southwest Festival didn't happen they'd be in a big amount of trouble. Yeah that's absolutely true. One thing that it's kind of hard to break apart is south by southwest rise with the rise of Austin Austin city of that is rapidly growing population and that growth has coincided with the rise of south by southwest. And so you've seen a lot of people and a lot of businesses that factor south by South West heavily into their business models. So you've got caterers. Who opened up operations because they knew that every march they could pay a third of their monthly bills. Off of one week I talked to all sorts of people who have jobs that you wouldn't think of as a south by southwest thing carpenters and pedicab drivers and people who rent Porta potties. And all of those people really do count on South by southwest as a huge part of their annual income. I think it's also important to note that south by southwest can be an important launching point for musical acts and for movies right now. I think there's about one hundred world premiere films including new movies from Judd Appetito. There's a documentary. About the Beastie Boys New King Arthur movie with Patel. I'm wondering in terms of its impact in the conversation about art and artists. How important would you say south by southwest has become? It's huge. I mean especially. The film festival has been growing every year and people like John. Appetite Tau like if he can't premier his movie at South by southwest any other film festival in the world would be happy to have him but there are a lot of people who get a benefit from small filmmakers independent filmmakers short filmmakers who get a benefit from premiering their phone at the same festival judd appetite out of festival with the prestige of south by southwest. And that would be. It'd be really difficult for people who are counting on that premiere to make connections to launch their careers to lose it as far as musicians. Go The festival itself doesn't pay very well but there are all of these events. Historically that happened around the festival often paid for by companies like Amazon and facebook and twitter. Who Get pretty good paychecks? And you'll see bands who wrote their entire tours around going south by South West so they can play. Fourteen shows in Austin that week including official showcase and without that economy happening it really does have a huge disruptive effect on a lot of Art Creativity. That's at the core of the festival the organizers of MIB TV which was set for later this month in France just cancelled that annual television convention. I'm wondering if you have any idea of what the organizers of south by southwest are trying to wrestle with now what is the balance they're trying to strike? I mean. I think that they do have a real concern. Certainly the city of Austin has a real concern if it makes more sense to have everything under the control of south by southwest which can at least institute hand washing protocols and recommended safe distances and have some authority over the people who who come to town for the festival versus just having sort of a chaos festival because all of those bands who booked their tors to Austin. Most of them are hand to Mouth. Starts Musicians. Who CAN'T AFFORD TO CANCEL? Literally they already took time off of work. They're going to be coming anyway. You know people who aren't traveling on badges people who are just coming to south by South West to have a good time a lot of them are still gonna come so I think that a big part of the concern right now is. Is it more useful for south by South West to continue to have control over what happens in Austin or is it more useful to just say everybody stay home? This isn't a safe place to be. And I think that they're legitimately struggling with that. And I'm sure there are also struggling with some very real financial considerations it will be hard to me bound from cancelling something that they've worked on all year. I think that there's a real resistance to that. Just because this is all they do south by southwest project of another organization. They put on this festival for ten days in March and having to cancel it just days before it's supposed to begin. It's supposed to start a week from Friday. I think that's something that they're just resistant to do. Because they've been working on it for a year then Solomon is a writer for Texas monthly. He joined us from Austin Dan. Thanks so much for coming on the
Which pooch will win the 2020 Westminster Dog Show?
"The big competition here in New York. Who will be top dog? We'll get the Westminster dog show Erin. McLaughlin backstage at the Westminster dog show game. Faces are going on so brazen Grayson's about to go on. How are you feeling anxious at this parade of the big question for tomorrow? Who Will Win? Best in show show veered Westminster. Any dog can win. Maybe the NEWBIE. The ause walk an ancient West African hunting hound. But it's too soon to say at the second oldest sporting event in the country all the flu fing and the fluffing texts me five hours once a week. Just obey their today fiercely strutting their stuff to claim best of group. What makes Elton Special? Everything and the chance at Canine Glory. Do you think he's going to go all the way. Oh sure why not. Why not the last year a wire Fox terrier took top dog in his full name? King Arthur Van Felony home. Some say he's got nothing on scam. The tramp winner of the two thousand nine hundred world's ugliest dog contest. Every dog is so cute in their own way. Proof or oof be really is in the eye of the beholder Gawk Lynn. NBC News New York.
"king arthur" Discussed on Happier with Gretchen Rubin
"I'm Gretchen Rubin and this is a little happier one thing I've learned about myself is that I'm very literal I'm very straightforward I want I unfold in the linear way I think a lot about the rules and the right way to do things and while this is sometimes my strength it's also sometime James My weakness so I always watch for examples when someone sees a solution that I wouldn't see or grasps a possibility that would never have occurred to me one example of this has delighted me for years the novelist John Steinbeck is very well known for work such as the Grapes of wrath east of Eden and the Pearl for many years he worked intensively on a book that was a retelling of the myth of King Arthur which in the end became his novel the acts of King Arthur and his noble knights in a letter to his editor Chase Horton on August tenth nineteen fifty nine Steinbeck's discusses the problem of when in history to set his telling of the myth of King Arthur I know that for me as a writer the issue would have presented a very straightforward set of questions what period would I choose how much research what I need to do to be historically accurate did they have the rules of chivalry did they have horse shoes how exactly did people dress at the time and so on but perhaps because of his deep knowledge of the work of other Thor's or perhaps because of his own mastery steinbeck found another solution one that I know wouldn't have occurred to me but the minute I read his solution I knew it was exactly right now before I read this excerpt from his letter there's a backstory you should know when Steinbeck I to what Mallory did he's referring to Sir Thomas Mallory who in fourteen eighty five wrote one of the best known versions of the stories of King Arthur Merlin Granite Beer and the knights of the Round Table Steinbeck wrote to Horton one thing Mallory did he plays his time as before now there is a curious time and one I have tried to adopt time interval in the past is a very recent Conception for instance Julius Caesar found no difficulty in being descended from Venus and didn't feel the event very remote I have the following choices I can choose a period and stick with it making this whole work a period piece which I don't like because these stories are universal or I can make the past large composite curtain called before now that is actually how most people see the past in this pattern the lake village and the Tuscany merchant can both operate because both belong to the before the only things that cannot enter our the things of the present the now but on the other hand to human problems must all be of the now I read this Passage Years ago and I've never forgotten it because I know as a writer I wouldn't ever have figured this out I couldn't have imagined that I could just not worry about it and the minute that I read it I realized that for this story it was a brilliant solution if I were writing a story if I chose I could just throw in anything from the past that strengthened it whether it was. Berkeley accurate or not I have joust pilgrims gestures cathedrals castles windmills alchemists all thrown together in a pageant of before once I read that I saw the possibility when we know ourselves when we understand our strength and our limitations we can watch for opportunities to learn and to expand our sense of possibilities and we can appreciate better those the world in a different way or who would different choices John Steinbeck found a solution that I would not have found and I've learned from his example I'm Gretchen Rubin and.
King Arthur Flour expands flour recall over E. coli concerns
"More King Arthur flour his being recalled over concerns about possible E. coli contamination this recall expands upon one that happened back in June king Arthur's recalling some lots of five and twenty five pound bags of their flower consumers are being told to discard the product and submit claims for refunds through their website the we called King Arthur flour bags are sold by retailers and distributors across the country and was also sold on the company's website in their catalog and at its store in
"king arthur" Discussed on Myths and Legends
"Arthur called coast of normandy france and the island contained two small mountain. Why are you crying. Arthur whispered up and at that get the woman stopped crying looked at arthur with a be serious right now face and gestured all around her. She was a prisoner prisoner of an evil giant. I come from the noble conqueror king arthur pendragon and i'm here to rescue you. Duchess arthur applied a weight is noble conqueror. Thing seems kind of oxymoronic. Dolman said anyway yeah. If it had been gear that was taken the valiant king would have been here and would've been rescued weeks ago. The lady said yeah that king arthur is pretty great. Arthur chimed in a hurry us awesome hair to chisel draw lines sparkling mm personality. Just the complete package definitely never slept with his half sister and sunken ship for babies. The captive lady nodded <hes> that was troublingly specific specific but okay. There was actually another reason why she was crying. Though she wasn't the duchess. The duchess was dead. It happened this morning. She was trying to put up too much of a fight so the giant made an example out of her for any of the other ladies who wanted to try anything if the strange night from king arthur's with this court wanted to come back with an army the giant was seen in the courtyard beyond the ruined wall and oh okay then it was going alone then this should end well arthur thought he was prepared for what he would find in the nearby courtyard he was not the giant was taking what remained the last group of men who had come to stop him. He'd taken achon awful the media bits the legs arms and whatnot and he was roasting them over fire the ladies and they're dirty dresses were turning a massive arms and legs on a spit all the giant sat back and sampled their work tearing into the cooked appendages arthur stepped over the misshapen stones of gap in the dilapidated wall and he unsheathed excalibur scalper there will be no bargain with a man a thing like this only death and arthur knew that that death will belong into the giant a rogue adventure coming in to tell him whose arms he could and couldn't tear off being extremely annoying for the giant and frankly old hat by by this point. The giant rose armed with only an arm and thundered toward arthur. I like to think that arthur marked something about this nave bearing arms in the presence of a king waka waka and queued up your standard commanding of an overly powerful adversary to surrender immediately and all that but the giant only continued bounding toward him when the giant was just a few paces off arthur assumed his fighting stance and that's when it hit him the arm it away with a sword but the armed succeeded in smacking him first he lost his balance and fell to the ground before he could recover the giant had him by the ankle dragging him back to the fire to add arthur's limbs to his growing buffet arthur as armored client against the ground grateful grateful that the giant hadn't left on him caved in the skull grateful that the first blow it only led to a headache grandfather's crunches. He'd been doing lately after seeing how rip rip lancelot was. He still has soared and he could still fight. I don't know what he else make. The giant turnaround but at that moment arthur lurched forward word sort out and just really made it count arthur was an honorable king but when you're being dragged to a fire to join a giants nights buffet and you see a shot it take that shot so arthur took the shot even if it was a bit of a cheap one the king of the britons slashed at the giant it and didn't stop until the creature let him go to tend to his bleeding and mangled groin anguishing over what arthur had done and arthur didn't waste any time he he was on his feet and slashing at the giants unprotected stomach until the monsters entrails were peaking through and spilling out onto the ground when the giant appeared to be bloodied enough enough arthur turned to the ladies at the spit telling them that they could stop now. It was over. He was king arthur and he had saved them but arthur hadn't hadn't saved them not yet. The giant was wounded but not dead a fact that arthur learned as the monster tackled him and wrapped his arms around arthur's chest. Try as he might to escape. Arthur quickly realized just how dire situation this was as the giants ours began closing seen in around him at first arms pushed back but the giant was unstoppable then arthur thought his armor would hold except it didn't don't quickly the metal bent and buckled. He dropped his sword but arthur still had a dagger his belt attacker whose handle was slick with the giants. It's blood a dagger. He couldn't extract his he and the women heard the last line of defense begin to pop his the giants squeezed around his ribs. Arthur yelped in pain and found the ruined foundation of one of the walls and with his last move before the giant ended in for good. He kicked out out against the pillar. This was enough to catch the giant still bleeding out from the stomach and the you know it was enough to catch them off guard and divert the effort. He was using the crush arthur to try to stay on his feet. The giant failed and tumble backward down a sharp and rocky hill the women ran to the edge of the hill and look down at the bottom the mass of the giant land the rocky beach covering arthur completely as the waves washed over them both the ladies eighties healthier breath until they broke out in sobs below the giant began to rise he had lived one of the ladies broke broke off into a run but the ones who stayed at the edge of the hill in fear and shock gasped wait the giant rose and.
"king arthur" Discussed on Myths and Legends
"So i don't want to jinx it but i feel like things are going really well. For once king arthur said lifting his goblet for another drink. I got all these nights united. Go wayne given the talented young lancelot who just loved his kingdom so much that he spent a ton of time in the castle and many others king arthur continued they pushed the saxons since back beyond the sea for once they're active rebellions against his rule and dragging attacks down good job guys. This pat on the back clearly belong to all of them. Cheer died down however alone. Slow clap trickled from the back of the room. King squinted stood. Hey cool like your pseudo. Menacing enthusiasm sir senator the man corrected directed stepping forward to reveal himself and eleven of his companions all holding olive branches senator the king asked he turned quickly to his brother k. Do we have senators. What what political system even is this oh absolute monarchy and no no senators senators kay reply before standing all eyes turned to k- we don't have senators. Were you guys from. He boomed across the room. The senator senator smiled. We're from the roman empire and we're here because well. You're in the roman. Empire in your tribute is overdue in a comical shuffling of feet. Everyone turned a second time back to the throne. Arthur looked decay again. Who shrugged arthur really wished merlo monsieur he had a way of talking his way out of stuff like this and he can shoot fireballs from his hands when he couldn't other stood and put his hand on k. shoulder telling his senate shoulder sit the roman empire. That band broke up like what twenty years ago that definitely wasn't a thing anymore. We're thing the senator spat back. Arthur nodded a the eastern empire in constantinople maybe but the western that collapsed stanforth seventy six a._d. It was the early five hundred eighty now what the time is arthur could explain the math but he shouldn't have to britain wasn't part heard of the roman empire anymore. The senators were going angrier and angrier with each word yes. It was oh cool well. Then why was roman the saxons invaded or during all the civil wars or when red and white dragons were fighting in the sky. I arthur was making full use of the stage gaining confidence. We were being sack repeatedly. You know what i'm a senator. I don't have to answer that. Look we have an emperor named. Lucius who's consolidating the provinces you owe us fealty in tribute plain and simple vein laughed at his made up words but wayne whispered bird that it meant that britain was to submit to the romans and pay them. You've narrowed is yet another idea giving thank. You don't have to raise your hand. Arthur said seeding the floor to his nephew given stood going to pedia here says that absolute monarchy means that you the king are supremely powerful and you're not bound by any laws customs our legislators even rattled off with smug satisfaction yeah yeah and replied arthur and this is a hostile foreign power trying to demand control over our kingdom so can we just. I don't know kill these guys. You've been asked you know. I'm telling you uncle i'm looking around. I'm seeing a lot of head head nods. What do you say at this. The senator step forward. They were holding olive branches literal olive branches ages. They were a symbol of peace. All were asking for was payment roused the emperor of rome would take arthur's kingdom by fours king arthur looked at the senators and then dad brow and waiting until you vein sat back down clearing his throat arthur announced that he would take a week to confer with his nobles to see what they recommended but the senator shook their heads in unison. This wasn't up for debate. People didn't debate eight with rome. They capitulated where they were crushed. Well deal with it. Absolute monarchy arthur said with the hand hand wave and he and his nobles waited until the senators were escorted from the room after they left the nobles began discussing no one could come into camelot and speak week to the king like that war with rome was an order arthur held up a hand. The senators could be forgiven. They didn't know who they were talking to. They thought him some provincial king and they weren't wrong but arthur was also more than that.
King Arthur flour recall in multistate E. coli outbreak
"Bay careful. What you bake king. Arthur, flower is recalling more than fourteen thousand cases of unbleached all purpose flour. The company says we from ADM milling used to make the flower has been linked to an ongoing outbreak of E coli infections so far. There have been no reported cases of illness in connection with the flower recalled product is sold at stores nationwide flower sold on king. Arthur's website is not included in the
"king arthur" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins
"Half sister took it. Okay. So that's some of his enemies. Let's talk about some of his dragons or some dragons, general, they weren't named in this, especially fun to talk about drags right now. We'll game of thrones is going on, on a lot of reminds you after just wrapped up an integral part of the legends of Arthur, come in the form of fire-breathing four legged winged. Reptiles known to nearly every child on earth is drank. It's they didn't show with big backstories, or even specific names and are three and legend, but their presence definitely felt again, kind of like game of thrones. I can't name any of the dragons in that show, but they don't really show up that much, but the presence alters the landscape of the show, and the plot and everything, while dragons are mythical creatures legends about dragons have been recorded by cultures around the world, the western stories of dragons differ from that of the eastern legends, and it western dragons breath. Fire have giant wings, generally pretty evil eastern dragons, wingless fareless, and assign a good fortune, for the most part, dragons, are a massive part of the lore of the H, Britons Celts, and the Icelandic people spoken of long before the time of King Arthur. And one famous British legend about a medieval Knight, named Saint George story goes dragging decided to kill all the beautiful women of the land and kidnapped the king's daughter. Oh man white. What a dick dragon move messed up. I kill his. Why can't you at least, you know, tweet a little bit. Like I'm going to ban the ugly ones. Oh, please don't but well, okay with the help of an enchanted, orange trees, Saint George slay. The dragon rescue to Princess trope has been repeated throughout the centuries saving the Princess from the dragon the Celtic peoples revered dragons for their power wisdom. Many Celtic myths say the dragons had the gift of prophecy and thought they were the guardians of the underworld symbolized the joining of this world in the next life. So, basically upon deaths when entering the pearly gates Celts were met by snorting monster as fun. The Danes also tons of dragon stories including the story of a Danish king sending the spirit of wizard scout of foreign land to see if it can be invaded. The spirit goes wizard returns after being scared away by dragon an army of snakes and insects, a giant bowl a massive bird. And a mountain in mountain giant needless to say the wizard picture of these four monsters was a bit off putting the Danish. King was easily convinced not to invade the country who focus writing these stories like if I sent back in time and stuck there, I want that job. It seems pretty easy soon. Like he's got to make up just whatever shit you want it. Right. You can just use that to, to Ben things to, to your desires. No, please king pays we, we, we should dare not go further north to settlement. And I'm not just saying.
"king arthur" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins
"Me is crime is sleep knowing that the next day, I'm not going to get anything that I want. Anyway. Or -ther gets the coolest gifts ever. Which I gotta say, helps me understand how he killed nine hundred sixty days in one battle. Okay. All right now, I get it. There are lots and lots of stories about lady of the lake and legends. And most of them, she seems to had different names relationships empowers in one of the legends. She said to have had stolen orlands lot when he was a child. Also, cured his madness later in life. She is also the cause of Merlin's death in many of the stories. She she's complicated. She's nuanced halo. Safina. King Arthur, or thir Pendragon as he's also known, of course, the main focus of the Arthur legends historian, Merlin story. Merging bend over the centuries. While various details about Arthur's deeds would change over the years certain traits about King, Arthur would remain pretty consistent. He's always brave just and wise. Powerful sense of honor duty loves England, loves his people these traits, of course, become a source of great national pride for the English. But he wasn't perfect. He did have weaknesses and his major weakness was his love for Gwen of year. The marriage of Arthur Gwen aveer is warned against by Merlin from the very beginning Merlin told his young friend that she was not wholesome enough to be his bride, and Merlin will be right. Gwen avair would go on to have a long affair with Arthur's favourite night, sir LANCELOT. And this unfortunate trait of Navarre's, this unfaithfulness would go on to be retold by various authors and artists in bards and musici- musicians, just like, you know, Arthur story would change actually the American twentieth century. Poets DJ quick. AM G e would join play a ham, and tweet Cadillac aka penthouse players, clique and release a song about Gwen aveer on their nineteen. Ninety two highly influential hip hop album paid the cost called trust. No bitch. Kidding. All that info was real, though except that song that didn't have shifted with one of your. I just am happy that I could throw out a reference to penthouse players clique. I wore that CD out in nineteen Ninety-four. Gwen is the daughter of king, Leo grants, and upon their marriage Arthur's, new father-in-law gives them a dowry of one hundred nights and the roundtable, the nights would sit sit upon or sit sit around there. You nice roundtable. Roundtable's nice ring to it. Good thing that table was rectangular that would've kind of ruined things nights. So the rectangular table doesn't a roll off the tongue in the same way nights of the rectangular picnic table nights of the fold up squares poker table. Round round definitely the best best shape, a poor Gwen of year. She's really not much of a developed character. Why because English society in the twelfth century was incredibly patriarchal and was in just about every part of the world at that time and mail readers and authors didn't really give a shit about showing any complexity with her female care, even lady lake. I said nuanced earlier. Not really. She was always just kind of mischievous Jeffrey, and other male writers were interested in a strong, female character. They're interested in a strong male character saving a week female character. Gwen aveer, really is just a vehicle for Arthur to be brave in the legends bit of a foil character. Really? We see his strengths because of her weakness. She helped kick off one of my least favorite literary tropes, the damsel in distress waiting to be saved by some Knight in shining. Armor. Doc that strong women only please I'm not interested in saving anyone, you want to be saved. Save yourself. Hail FINA anyway. Help us win aveer concert and kidnapped neck, deep endanger, fucking, his best friend behind ours.
"king arthur" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins
"Built until the thirteenth century. It was built in twelve thirty three CE by Earl Richard first, Earl of Cornwall, who wanted. To establish a personal connection with our three and legends written by Geoffrey of Monmouth. Right, almost one hundred years earlier wanted to connect himself to Arthur in a quest for power like so many kings would do over several centuries. Earl Richard, even had the castle built in the style of earlier castle construction, so it would appear ancient legit. The ruins are still there today. If you want to see the site, where King Arthur, for sure never had a castle since no fifth century castle ruins have ever been found. There was also zero historical record of a castle ever existing there prior to the thirteenth century clear to me that this place is now in our thirty and tourist destination. Sometime between five hundred and five sixteen. C E, L likelihood, the battle of Bayden took place and again, this, this year's fluctuate because a lot of speculation this is that famous battle he's spoken so much about where King Arthur killed nearly a thousand dues by himself in the legendary version, does battle between Anglo Saxon, aggressors and Celtic Britain defenders king Arthur's, I mentioned supposed to have thought on behalf of the Britons the name Britain to drive from the Latin word, but Tony. A term invented following the Romans initial conquest of the island in English the terms Britain, and British for many centuries. Denoted only the Celtic Britons and their descendants most particularly the Welsh Cornish and Britain's who were seen as heirs to the ancient, British people. That's how it's used to describe Arthur here. So he would have been Celtic one of the descendants of one group of people who over for mainland Europe's Germanic tribes centuries. Earlier now fighting a new group of Germanic tribes. Celtic tribes, such as the Britons were United by common speech. Customs and religion. Each tribe was headed by king was divided by class into druids the priests warrior, nobles, and commoners. They'd been in England for centuries by the sixth century. Then the angles come along from of present day Denmark, and the Saxons come along from present day, Germany, and formed, their own kingdoms with their own language old English, bring their own customs, and religion, which essentially was the same pagan religion that Norse mythology would evolve out of before they adopted Christianity, the. Terms, British in Britain, eventually came to be applied to all inhabitants of the kingdom of Great Britain, including the English Scottish and some Northern Irish after treaty and seventeen six unify the king. Nos Galan with the kingdom of England. Celtic and Anglo Saxon cultures. Now United for the most part into one, kosher. So anyway, so this early battle all these law. These words, change meaning over the years, anyway. And this early battles. We learn King Arthur supposedly fell nine hundred sixty men another battle in the arthurian time line is d battle of Camden said to be sometime around five thirty seven CE, maybe five thirty nine. This was king Arthur's final battle will be his final fictional day. Now, we move ahead of few hundred years to eight thirty CE and that's where the first stories about Arthur begin to be told when Welsh historian Nene as mentioned Arthur is king and hero of the battle of Bayden hill between ten ninety five and eleven forty three c historian William of Malmesbury a man, I did not mentioned earlier, also mentioned Arthur, as a war chief of the Celtic Britons and a book called deeds of the English kings. Seven twenty. He mainly just quotes Ninian, his ninth century depiction in the twelfth century, the French poet, Christiane soi introduces the legends of the grail quest the character of LANCELOT several other elements of our three and legends. We said earlier, and, of course, as we said, Geoffrey of Monmouth, and many others greatly add to king Arthur's legend in the twelfth century various other English German and French authors. Especially let a French others wed more king Arthur's legend over the subsequent centuries. In eleven fifty four see the anarchy ends when king Henry, the second takes the throne and attached himself to the arthurian legend some story insane. He searched for king Arthur's tomb others say he claimed to have discovered king Arthur's tomb, and then also recovered Excalibur. So he must be the one. True king by Levin. Sixty things have stabilized things are improving again England. The nation is unified under his rule. He actually ruled part of present day, France, too. But let's not complicate this song even further with the cultural Royal blood connection between England and parts, France king. Henry son in subsequent English ruler Richard the first aka Richard, the Lionheart would also associate himself with King Arthur, some say he searched for king Arthur's tomb as his.
Pinterest sets IPO price range at $15-$17
"Is next in line for the anticipated IPO's. We don't have a date yet. They filed their S one a couple of weeks ago. Now, they've come out with their price range and they've set the range at fifteen to seventeen dollars a share on the face of it that seems reasonable super-conservative which. So let's talk about that. Because it's conservative to the point where the last time we saw numbers regarding what is Pinterest worth on the private markets. If they hit this range, they're going to be valued in the public markets at around, you know, up to nine billion dollars for the company that's lower than what we saw in the most recent valuation on the private market. It's a little bit lower than I believe is actually eleven billion and that this would value at the last round was at twelve billion. So you don't usually see companies coming out and telling their last round of investors who you're gonna take a little bit of a haircut here. This is not great. And honestly, it seems odd to me because this is a really great company. I had not thought a lot about Pinterest. I I am not you're not the target person for Pinterest. It's it's two thirds female, but eight and ten mothers in the US are on Pinterest. But they don't have a lot of debt. The only thing you could argue about Pinterest is they've been so. Conservative with spending capital that that does constrain the massive growth, but their advertising numbers have gone up sixty percent in the past year. And really like even just in the last quarter. They added forty one million monthly active users from a base of two fifty two to ninety one. That's stunning. Do you think on any level what we saw play out with the lift IPO factored into how Pinterest set their price range? I think when you're a company that's very careful with cash perception matters. So are they gonna cost themselves a little bit of money by pricing low? They are. But they also will put it out there at a place where they're more likely to get that I wave of stories about the IPO being a mild success. Instead of what you're having with lift when you would think lift went to. Instead of lift being down. You know, whatever it is ten percent. Couple of dollars in real world the stories on it. Make it feel like it's been a disastrous IPO and Uber should just not IPO. Well, when you think about as you said, how conservative Pinterest has been managing their money. Maybe this price range makes more sense. Particularly if the attitude they're taking is look, we know what our numbers are. We know what our strengths are. By the way, we know what our growth has been. And we see the projections in the digital advertising market. And look, they're not Gogel. They're not Facebook. And they're not Amazon as we talked recently on motley fool money about Amazon building up their digital ad business. But Pinterest has their niche. They're doing it. Well, and if they look at that growing digital ad market and say to themselves, we don't need to get the biggest lie supply. We just need to get our slice of the pie. They're going to. Fine and the ad market. As you said, it's growing, so they have a strategy to get more advertisers. They're under indexed on small businesses. And that's an area where Facebook does really well, so they can sort of organically take the audience they already have they actually have to be most protective of their community. They have a niche it's closer to linked in than it is to Facebook. So when you look and say, they're speaking women, they're speaking to people they have to make sure that their advertising doesn't overwhelm their content because it's great if you're on Pinterest, and you search for a recipe, and you get the recipe, you don't care if it's from your next door neighbor, or for someone who has a vested interest in selling you a particular brand of flour as long as it's a good recipe. So it's really about protecting the content experience, and they have a sort of unassailable audience. Facebook can't easily take this Twitter Amazon as long as they put the customer first, which we've seen is something Facebook did not do and. Right. And when we're let's be clear when we're talking about fl. Lower. There's only one choice king. Arthur that's just an I couldn't have named brand of flour. If we talked for an hour. Oh, yeah. No. It's it's just king. Arthur. In terms of is this something that you look at. And you think I wanna get in if not the opening day as close to the opening day or something that you say, I don't care how excited I am. By the story. I'm waiting three months to see how they do. So I hadn't given a lot of thought to Pinterest as a company before you brought up talking about on the show, and I'm actually super impressed. Like normally, I agree. I are about hype they're much more about you know, what happens to a stock. The day after earnings are reported and someone reads the first line of the earnings report in the stock goes down ten percent. But I look at the fundamentals of this company, and I can't disagree in. When you read the risk section, which you've read those they're always preposterous. It's like what if all of our executives are eaten by bears the internet could go away like, but the actual risks to their business are fairly minimal. And when you're this conservative
"king arthur" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Forty four report. All things booed every single Saturday from two to five those three hours here on KFI or set aside where we can shake off the heavy news of the week. This is our. Sanctuaries place to come relax share things that we all enjoy like good, food and good conversation. I'm your well-fed host Neal survey DRA things so much for hanging out the holidays are upon us. And I just love this time of year. I really do. I love the lights. I love the weather. I love the music all of it. And and the baking this is the baking time of the year. There's something about the weather changing and baking cookies, the smell of vanilla spices in the house, and it's chilly outside, you know, whatever week constitutes as chilly here in southern California. And if you get a chance make yourself gingerbread house and invite the kids over, and it doesn't it? Nothing has to be perfect. Just enjoy yourself come together. It's really fun to set aside some time and all the colors and the baking. Really? You know, it's it's like carving a pumpkin or something. It's just has a very coloring Easter eggs something familiar about everyone coming together and hanging out and he joined themselves for the holidays, and it doesn't have to be perfect. You get you start with good recipes. Obviously, I mentioned King Arthur flower. They have a great recipe for the gingerbread dough. It really has to be a balance of structurally sound SB dense enough, and then if you're going to eat it you want it to be tasty as well. Some people leave these out after baking them for a day or two to get you know, a little bit on the sale side and a little more structurally sound you can do that. If if you want the key is to kind of map out the entire process that you're going to be doing all the candy. You know, you know, a good way to do this is you can get your Muffin tin, and you can put all use it as an organizer for all of you candies. So they're all right in front of you. You've got all the pieces if you're gonna chop them up chop them up. Make sure you use a nice clean sharp blade to chop up. Your candy, and you also can use it to cut out the shapes. Of course, you cut out the shapes prior to baking them if you're going to be doing that. And also make sure that you're using a good cookie sheet. What do I mean by good cookie sheet something with heft to it that doesn't bend or get misshapen in the heat you ever hear that you ever hear a pan pop. A cookie sheet pop when it's in the oven because the temperature starts changing. Usually it ends up getting catty compass or something by it's sort of twists a little bit one end pops up because the heat starts to stretch the metal a little bit. Well, imagine this. If you've got. You know, your cookie batter on there for your gingerbread house, and you cut it out nicely, and you put it on there. It's all flat. It's all gorgeous. Then all of a sudden halfway through the metal heats pops up on one corner. Now, you're gonna have the wall of your house or the roof of your house is going to be a skew or it's going to be bent. And it's going to cook that way, and then it's going to be harder to make everything match up and glue. I'm doing the universal bunny ears in quotes the glue, which is really your Royal icing is going to be doing working overtime to try and get everything to stick together. So the flatter the better the pans. You have the better the walls. You have the better the walls you have the easier. It's going to be co connect everything together. So get everything this goes for any baking, by the way, do your plus which is big fancy Sheffi term for having everything in its place. Get your candy, get your. Ingredients get your tools, your ram Akins your Muffin tin, whatever you're going to be using get it all in front of you, and you know, prepare to use it all instead of having to run around because not only are you baking. But you're going to be doing some construction and some crafts at the same time. And it's just a lot to take in. And you're going to be scrambling. As it is. So why not make things easier on yourself? Anybody else? You're going to have participate by making sure all this stuff is where you can get it. Okay. So. Don't look for everything when you're super anxious and running around have it altogether. You might need some things that you don't normally bake with. You need a brush to move crumbs away. Maybe a Q tip to get into certain areas or to kind of push down some of the Royal icing on the inside. Little things like that. Keep in mind, you're you're building you're doing some construction. So you may have some some heavy duty tools there as well. Cardboard boxes, maybe even some teacups that you might use as a kind of scaffolding if you will the hold walls up will they harden and or stick together, there's people I've heard that you scotch tape on occasion, just to hold things in place carefully while they're waiting for the for the dry, and then Vieri carefully remove it. All kinds of things like that. Now, there are I seen. I've seen many many people that I've done this myself use broken up hard candy baked into the window spaces as kind of a. A kind of a painted window effect or stained glass effect, and a lot of that is really cool. Not always as easy as people would have you believe. So I saw a great tip that you can use. You can if you want colored windows in there, and maybe a little light that would shine through is to use fruit. Roll ups fruit leather, they call it sometimes and stretch that across and pin it down on the inside with some icy, and it gives that nice window e pain, look and light will shine through it. But you don't have to go through all the melting in dealing with, you know, basically napalm once you melt sugar down. But I thought that was very very cool. And if you want bake some cookies, you can either you know beforehand, you can either make them from scratch or you can get some rollout cookie dough and just take some time. Practicing your piping skills and seeing what sticks well with the the icing, candy wise things like that and get ahead of it beforehand before you start tackling the major project, which is the gingerbread house in my last tip is one that I've come across quite a bit. And that is don't be afraid once everything cools down to decorate before you put the walls together, it might be easier and helpful to put the decorations on that them harden. And then go about assembling parts. Now, this won't work with everything because sometimes the wait might be a little bit of a challenge but experimental little bit and play around and enjoy yourself. All right. 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"king arthur" Discussed on Historical Figures
"An legends after the historian in eight twenty eight there were no major developments in the King Arthur legend for another three hundred years until eleven thirty six when Jeff. Free of Monmouth wrote a fictionalised chronicle of British royalty called historian Reagan Britannia that's Latin for history of the kings of Britain Jeffrey's book was one of the most popular books of the middle ages, and it still one of the greatest sources of King Arthur legends today. In fact, the book shaped the legend in so many ways that historians divide arthurian Ana into two groups pre gal Freudian texts and post Galford, Ian texts. The history of the kings of Britain span the centuries between brutish the Trojan settlement of Britain and extermination of the native giants around one thirty eight v c in the mid six centuries reign of Arthur and his mentor than the Jewish in Merlin. Needless to say Jeffries history, isn't bound, by modern standards of factuality, he intertwined actual historical events with fantastic elements like giants and wizards. But. Historically, accurate or not Jeffrey's version of king. Arthur story was the basis for most of the additional legends that came afterward. The first six volumes of the history concern the settlement of Britain and the Romans conquest and loss of the aisle. Book seven can sane several of Merlin's prophecies and books. Eight through twelve concern Arthur's birth life and death Jeffery claimed to have adapted his history from an ancient British book provided by the archdeacon of Oxford. But historians agree this is fiction. Instead Jeffrey appears to have a symbol the book from embellished bits of several older works, including Geel this text about the Saxon. Invasions Geoffrey of Monmouth gives us the first recorded account of king Arthur's birth. He wrote that the coming of the once and future king as Arthur came to be known was ordained by the wizard Merlin. Before Arthur was born his father Pendragon was a mighty king and Britain flourished under his rule. The only problem was that youth er- was madly in love with Ige grain the wife of his friend gore. La when gore Lewa found out about this. He left Thor's court abruptly this offended and it set off a battle between the two former friends youth er turned to the wizard Merlin for help Merlin's idea of helping was to disguise as gore Lewa while in disguise who thir- snuck into his enemies castle. And tricked gore was wife Ingram into sleeping with him grain gave birth to a baby. Boy, Arthur nine months later, the illegitimate child of enemy kingdoms who had promised as firstborn to Merlin in exchange for the wizards help. And so Arthur was handed over to be raised by the sorcerer far from court. Merlin raised Arthur to become the next king. And Arthur assumed the throne at fifteen after his ailing father died defending Britain from the Saxon invaders. The young Welsh king proved to be a formidable warrior, and he soon won a series of battles against the Germanic Saxons as well as the native Scots and picks after these conquests he created a United Britain for the first time in history. Twelve years of peace past while Arthur and his Queen Gwen avair ruled over the United Britain he charged into every battle with his famous sword. Excalibur forged on the mystical island of Avalon. Then when he was in his thirties Arthur decided not to just maintain and defend his British empire. But to expand it his forces road into Ireland Scandinavia and Gaul or modern day France at the time gall was still part of the Roman empire, Arthur's invasion. Of the territory led to another clash between the Roman empire and Britain. Only this time it was Britain invading, the Romans not the other way around Arthur won the clash with the help of his legendary cadre of chevelle Rick nights, Arthur road into Gaul with Sirs Kay bed. Aveer and go Wayne three of the knights who would remain members of his inner circle throughout future legends, sir. Lancelot who would become the most famous of Arthur's knights is never mentioned by Geoffrey of Monmouth Arthur's knights wrote Jeffrey were quote famous for feats of chivalry wore their clothes and arms all of the same color, and fashion and had given a proof of their valor in three several battles. And quote, the phrase three several comes to us courtesy of old English their famous chivalry was inspired by Arthur himself who Jeffrey said quote introduce such politeness into his court. As people of the remotest countries thought worthy of their imitation. And once goal was one Arthur set his sights on conquering Rome itself, but his progress was cut short by his own nephew more dread who had taken advantage of his uncle's absence. From Britain to seize the throne and Mary Arthur's wife, Gwen avair instead of invading Rome, Arthur was forced to return to Britain and defend his throne. He killed his nephew more Dritan battle. But Arthur himself was mortally wounded in the process, he was sent to the mystical I'll of Avalon to be healed. But it was too late to save him Jeffrey road, quote, and even the renowned king. Arthur himself was mortally wounded and being carried thence to the isle of Avalon to be cured of his wounds. He gave up the crown of Britain to his kinsmen Constantine. The son of caddo or Duke of Cornwall in the. Five hundred and forty second year, and quote and their Arthur's legend ends with the king cared away to a magical land of reincarnation in the year, five forty two. Jeffrey leaves open the possibility that Arthur might one day return when Britain really needed him. Unfortunately, though, the British Isles have been through countless wars in the intervening centuries. The once and future king has thus far failed to reappear. But that doesn't mean no one has looked for it King Arthur was supposedly killed and carried away to Avalon in the mid six century. But the search for his body continued for centuries coming next. We'll explore those searches resident of the United States has been the victim of an assassination. The assassination of president John F Kennedy by Lee Harvey Oswald, change, the course of history, but with things have turned out differently. If Oswald wasn't successful in killing the president park has new show. Assassinations takes a deep dive into the life of some of the world's most infamous assassins to discover what motivated them to take such drastic measures are friends billon Kate examined these assassinations through the lens of both the target and the assassin asking did the assassin ultimately achieve his underlying objective. And if so how did it change the world, I'm really curious about Oswald. What's that he hoped to gain by killing the president? That's a good question. But I'm more interested in the lasting ramifications of Kennedy's death. New episodes come out every Monday, search and subscribe to assassinations wherever you listen to podcasts again, that's a S S A S S. I N A T. I. Oh S or visit park has dot com slash assassinations to start listening. Now, that's par. Cast P A R C A S T dot com slash assassinations to listen now. The president of the United States has been the victim of an assassination. The assassination of president John F Kennedy by Lee Harvey Oswald, change, the course of history, but would things have turned out differently. If Oswald wasn't successful in killing the president park has new show. Assassinations takes a deep dive into the life of some of the world's most infamous assassins to discover what motivated them to take such drastic measures are friends billon Kate examined these assassinations through the lens of both the target and the assassin asking did the assassin ultimately achieve his underlying objective. And if so how did it change the world, I'm really curious about Oswald. What's that he hoped to gain by killing the president? That's a good question. But I'm more interested in the lasting ramifications of Kennedy's death. New episodes come out every Monday search in subscribed to assassinations wherever you listen to podcasts. Again, that's a S S A S S. I N A T. I. Oh, N S or visit park has dot com slash assassinations to start listening. Now, that's par. Cast P A R C A S T dot com slash assassinations to listen now. Now back to the story. King Arthur was one of the most famous figures of the medieval age, but still the truth about his origins are in question without reliable evidence of his existence. Historical British leaders were unable to prove king Arthur's actuality. But that didn't stop them from trying British monarchs, particularly Henry the second and his successor, Richard. The I looked for evidence of Arthur's existence in order to bolster their own claims to the throne if they could find evidence of some connection with the ever popular Arthur such a kinship could only boost their own popularity with the people to that end in eleven ninety Henry the second authorized an excavation of the grounds of Glastonbury abbey. One of a few possible candidates for the real life location of the island. Avalon Glastonbury was a historically important religious site. And it had once been an island due to. The natural movements of the surrounding rivers during the excavation two skeletons were found buried in the abbey across shaped plaque identified the corpses as Gwen aveer and Arthur Glastonbury had been settled by the Britons in the mid fifth century around the time of Arthur's death, which lends some credence to the findings. However modern stories of noted that the cross plaque the excavators. Found is inconsistent with genuine fifth century artifacts. As for the skeletons. They both disappeared sometime in the seventeen hundreds making it impossible for today's archaeologists to examine them most historians and archaeologists today inferred that the bodies and the plaque were planted by Henry the second before his death. And then discovered by Richard the first few years later as a carefully orchestrated popularity campaign, though, the are thirty and legend was already a part of. British culture in the centuries before Geoffrey of Monmouth historial Reagan Britannia, it didn't really blossom into the extensive mythological tradition. We know today until Jefferies work inspired other European authors to embellish the legend in later centuries. Playing to the literary trends of the day, these authors took the battle-hardened Arthur of Jeffries work and transformed him into a wise and calm king who ruled in peacetime and whose fatal flaw lay in his reluctance to act. This is also when famous are three and symbols like the sword in the stone. The lady of the lake and characters like LANCELOT, we're first introduced, sir. Percival up to and go Wayne who were briefly mentioned in Jeffrey's book earned their own tales. As did the legendary lovers tristen and these old in these later Mets, the king himself took the backseat ruling Camelot in the background while his ninth. When on grand quests to meet the Fisher king and search for the holy grail. One of the most important of these later during works is the thirteenth century French vogue eight cycle. It's five books detail. Two of the most famous stories in the are three in tradition. Lancelot and Gwen of ears betrayal and Arthur's knights search
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"The world is full of leaders. Religious military activists heads of state any people looked to these leaders for guidance. Some people reject them, but a small percentage want to kill them assassinations looks through the lens of both the target and the assassin and asks did the assassin achieve his or her underlying objective. And if so how did it change the world search for and subscribe to assassinations wherever you listen to podcasts. The world is full of leaders. Religious military activists heads of state many people look to these leaders for guidance. Some people reject them, but a small percentage want to kill them assassinations looks through the lens of both the target and the assassin and asks did the assassin achieve his or her underlying objective. And if so how did it change the world search for and subscribe to assassinations wherever you listen to podcasts. Quote, yet some men say in many parts of England at King Arthur is not dead. But had by the will of our Lord, Jay's zoo into another place and men say that he shall come again. And he shall win the Holy Cross Thomas. Mallory wrote those words in his fourteen eighty five account of the are Therion legend l'amour Artor, which recounts the life and tragic death of king. Arthur the greatest king ever to rule Britain. Arthur Gwen aveer Excalibur tales of the fair wise king and his knights of the round table have persisted for over a thousand years, but how much of the legend is fantasy and how much of it is real did a king named Arthur really rule ancient England where to the facts end in the fantasies begin. Hi, I'm Vanessa Richardson, and on Carter, ROY welcome to historical figures every other Wednesday. We discuss a different persons lasting historical impact, unique personality and impression on the world around them are audio biographies covered big lives, but we like to focus on little known facts today. We're discussing the legendary king. Arthur if you wanna listen to any previous episodes, you can find them and all of par cash shows on your favorite podcast directory. A lot of you ask how to help the show if you enjoy the podcast the best way to help is to leave us a five star review now back to king. Arthur. Beginning sometime around the middle of the sixth century AD legends of great warrior king who defended Britain against invaders began to make their way around Wales are theory and legend, or our theory on is the John Rao of mythology surrounding king Arthur's personal life and rule as well as the exploits of his knights of the round table the search for the holy grail and the downfall of Camelot. I'm like, most of the historical leaders. We cover on this podcast, the basic facts about king Arthur's life, are shrouded in mystery historians are unable to agree upon exactly when Arthur lived what he did. And whether he was actually a real person at all determining the source of the our theory and legend, and how much of the story is actually true has proven exceptionally difficult. The Cambridge companion to the our theory and ledge. And says that quote, there is great uncertainty about the dating of Welsh theory in texts some of which are believed to have had a long oral tradition before being committed to writing. And in the early tales Arthur was a mountain of a man impressive in both deed. And stature he was a ferocious warrior of inhuman skill who could win a battle singlehandedly and defended Britain through sheer force of will. Because even the earliest arthurian, portrays the king, so fantastic -ly. It can be difficult for modern historians to determine which parts of the legend are based on truth, and which are not discovering who the real king. Arthur might have been is even more difficult. There are several historical candidates for a real Arthur documented men upon whom the legends might be based. But to understand the importance of King, Arthur, and the many real military leaders his legends. May have been based on. We first have to understand the world. Arthur is said to have lived in. Let's take a look at the British Isles during the fifth and sixth centuries. AD when the great King Arthur supposedly rose to power. The area that we know as modern day. England was I invaded by the Roman empire in fifty four BC eventually the Romans gain control over the entirety of modern day England and Wales the simulating them into the empire as the province of Britain, the Romans found it much more difficult to take over Ireland and Scotland which at the time we're completely separate kingdoms from England and Wales nevertheless, the Roman empire ruled over England and Wales until they eventually lost control of the British Isles in four ten AD. At that point. There were four main cultural and ethnic groups competing for dominance in Britain, the natives known as the Celts and picked the remaining Roman invaders and the Saxons or Germanic invaders. It was in the midst of this conflict that the King Arthur legend was born. Several skirmishes broke out between the invading Saxons and the Celtic Britons,
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"This episode of based on a true story was written and produced by me, Dan, the fab, some episodes. I feel like I've only asked more questions than I've answered had. This is one of those. There's no way I could hope to cover everything about King Arthur in a single episode, but I can point you in the direction for some great resources from authors historians and people who have studied King Arthur way more than I could hope to for a weekly podcast and recommend starting with Dr. Dorsey Armstrong series of twenty four lectures called King Arthur history and legend over on the great courses plus, no, they sponsor a lot of podcasts and this is not an ad for them, But Dr Armstrong series of lectures is one of the best that I've seen about King Arthur or hurt. You can get on audible to another company that it's a lot of podcast, but no, this isn't an ad for them. If you prefer reading, I would recommend the reign of Arthur from history to legend by Christopher geard low. And of course, the book. That much of the movie is based on that is called from sepia to Camelot by C, Scott Littleton, and Linda A Malcolm, as we learned, Linda was actually one of the historic poll consultants on the film. I'll add links to all of those as well as plenty more resources over at based on a true story podcast dot com. Before we get to the answer to the truth and a lie game, here's another review. This is actually the show's very first one star review, and it comes from username, mission accomplished over on apple podcast with title long, slow slog. It's nice that the guests sometimes know something, but the host can hardly manage to verbalize is dumb questions. Thank you for the feedback mission accomplished. Now, if you dear listener has some feedback. I'd love to hear it. Although my only request is that you just email it to me directly at Dan based on a true story podcast. I prefer that way. So I can clarify what you mean by actually worked to improve it if possible. For example, if mission accomplished had emailed me, then I would have asked if they only listened to the interview episodes because there aren't many of those. Now I'll be the first to admit my interviewing skills aren't up there with people who do it for a living. I think a big part of that is because well, as they say practice makes perfect and well, this is episode, one hundred and out of the first one hundred episodes based on a true story. I've had four guests on the show since the other ninety six episodes aren't interviews. I think it'd be fair to say that this show is not a show with guests. So yes, I agree with you mission accomplished. That can definitely work on my interviewing skills awfully. You find the other ninety six episodes a little more enjoyable. But if not as a ton of other great podcasts out there, I know my show won't be for everyone and that's perfectly understandable. Okay. Now it's time for the answer to our two truth and a lie game from the beginning of the episode. As a refresher here are the two truths and one life. Number one, we now know for certain who the real King Arthur was. Number two. The term nights wasn't around in the fifth century, like we see in the movie number three, there really is an ancient Roman wall in Britain. Did you find out which one is the lie? The lie is number one. Okay. Maybe the word lie is a strong word, but we just don't know at the legend of King Arthur really came out of Lucius arteries CASAs, there's a strong case for it. Yes, but it's so very close to being the truth, but it's still not something we can prove the houses of years later. I just don't think we can definitively say without the shadow of a doubt that we know for sure. So in my mind that would make number one, the license. We don't know if Lucius arteries CASAs was absolutely the basis for King Arthur. And that brings us to an end to our story today, but it doesn't have to be the end of your learning about King Arthur. Don't forget. You can find links to plenty of books, resources and more over at the shows on the web based on a true story podcast dot com. Thanks so much for listening and chat with you again really soon.
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"Story and a book that claims to be based on another source to lend authenticity to the story inside. Does that mean the story is true. If the books or anything like the movies, I think we've proven that the results may vary. The next major plot point in the movie happens when Bishop germiness doesn't give Arthur and his knights, the papers they need for their freedom threatening Arthur that he'd have to travel across the Roman empire to return home and be caught without the papers. The bishops sends Arthur is nights on one more quest before they earn their freedom. They must rescue Roman said his in on the north side of the wall. That wall is the one we heard about in the beginning of the movie when LANCELOT talks about how they built a seventy three mile long wall to keep out the native fighters from the north, oh, and Bishop germiness is played by Ivano mar Scotty in the film. Well, he's actually cast as Germania, but that's a minor detail. The whole plot is made up, but there's just enough in there that's real to give it a sense that it might have been real by that what I mean is that geographically it is true that Arthur would have needed to. Travel across the Roman empire to go from the British. I'll to Sarma thea. The wall that they mentioned is also true. It's called Hadrian's wall after Hadrian the Roman empire who built it around the year one twenty to see as for the purpose of the wall that something historians have debated the specifics. But generally speaking, most agree, it was as the movie implies to keep out the picks north of the wall. The only source we have to give us an idea of the purpose for the wall comes from an ancient biographer of Hadrian who wrote a couple hundred years after Hadrian was alive that he was quote the first to build a wall eighty miles long from C to see to separate the Romans from the bar Burian and quote. That would be eighty miles according to the ancient Roman measurement today, that's about seventy three miles or about one hundred seventeen point, five kilometers with that in mind, the whole purpose behind Hadrian's wall was to separate the Romans from the people north of the wall. Now, the movie's plot of there being a Roman family, north of the wall that needs to be rescued doesn't really seem to hold up to that. And that's not the only part of the plot for Arthur's quest in the movie that doesn't really hold up. For example, we have the scrolls that Bishop germiness possesses according to the movie. Those were offer Arthur and his knights safe passage across the Roman empire to their homes in our Maitha. Well, not really their homes. They were taken from their homeland at the age of fifteen. Remember they didn't have homes then, so it's not like they have homes to go back to their anymore. But that's not the most unrealistic part of the plot here according to the associate professor of English and medieval literature at Purdue University Dr. Dorsey Armstrong as she mentioned in her phantasm Fletcher on the great courses plus probably. The most unbelievable part of this is that there would be enough people who could read the papers to make it worthwhile or that the Romans had enough checkpoints along the way to catch them. Long story short, even if the scrolls like Bishop tremendous held in the movie did exist, they wouldn't have held some sort of magical Power over Arthur and his knights in even though we don't know if Lucius Torius CASAs was actually the person that the legend of King Arthur was based on. But since the movie is using that theory as a basis for its story, I think it's important to point out something about bishop's remains himself. Yes, he was a real historical person, but he lives somewhere around three seventy eight to four forty eight CE. Do you remember when Lucius are Torius CASAs lived? That would be in the second century around one eighty C well, over a hundred years, at least before Bishop tremendous. Although in the movies defense, I guess it does say it's four fifty to see. I just wanted to point out that discrepancy and won't be the last time we come. Ross. It speaking of characters that are out of place in the timeline of history. If we bounce back to the movie after Arthur makes it to the Roman family's home. He runs into here at least character Gwen avair as she's locked in a secret prison cell there. The Roman is Marion onerous and he's played by Ken Stott in the film, and he's a fictional character. And we already talked about how unlikely it would be for someone living north of the wall. So that gives you an idea of how accurate this part of the story is, but it's important because it introduces us to the character of conveyor, like Arthur, we don't know much about the real win aveer. We don't know if she actually existed. There's even some versions of Arthur's legend that suggest Arthur had two wives. Both of them were named going here. What we do know is that there's not a lot of connections between her and Lucius are Tores CASAs if was around in the second or third century when our Torius was she disappeared from history for a long time because her first appears in historical records came eleven thirty six in Jeffrey mama's book the history of the kings of Britain. But I think we can give the movie a little bit of a pass here because how can you have a movie about King Arthur without Gwen avair? In fact, we can say the same thing for many of the characters in the movie, for example, in the movie, we see the character of Merlin is in Arthur's right hand, man. But rather the leader of a band of Celtic Britons called the woods W A D S that name woods is probably referring to the blue paint that we see many of them wearing as you can probably guess whether or not that happened is also for debate. For example, in the book written by Julius Caesar, yes, that Julius Caesar called seven commentaries on the Gallic war. He mentions the. Blue paint being used, but there's not really any proof of this or any other proof of this. And even that mentioned in his book was rather vague as for Moreland himself. That is another character in the story we just don't know much about was he real, maybe like win avair Merlin really becomes a part of their in legend in eleven thirty six through Jeffrey moments book. Many historians believe Jeffrey created Merlin the wizard out of the stories of the time about a man named Murden wilt. That's M Y R D D I N W Y L L T or Myrddin in the wild. He wasn't associated with Arthur at all until Jefferies book. But there's a mention of him in another ancient tax that plays Murden woulld at the battle of arted that battle happen in five seventy three AD. And afterward Murden was said to have gone crazy and disappeared into the forest that's when and where he received the gift of prophecy living among the force. So again, the timeline wouldn't match at all to fit with Lucius arteries cast as the character that we see in the movies Arthur. But then again, as we learned earlier, the movie did set the time period is being for fifty two CE. So I guess it was easier to transport lease arteries cast through time than it would be take everyone else back in time with him. And that brings us to LANCELOT. I know we mentioned him earlier briefly, but LANCELOT as we know him was first introduced by criterion detail who was another twelfth century writer that contributed a lot to our theory and legend. In fact, it was a later work by Cretan twat. The introduced, the idea that LANCELOT in Gwinnett had an affair outside of her marriage to King Arthur when that storyline doesn't make its way into this movie speaking of which I know we haven't really gone seen by seeing this film the way we do for a lot of movies. That's because well, as we've learned, there's a lot of threads of history that have been pieced together to make up the storyline by that. What I mean is yes, it is true that there was a Roman named Lucius arteries CASAs, and yes, it is very possible that he was the one who is behind the legend. We now know as King Arthur. But if he was it would have been in the second century and not in the fifth sixth, where most of the other theory and legends and character show up. So that would mean if he was Arthur, he didn't have gone veer LANCELOT or any of his nights. Oh, and by the way, I've used a term nights, but that term nights that the movie uses wasn't really around until the year. Eleven hundred CE. So it's not likely that if there wasn't Arthur in the second century or even in the fifth or sixth century that he would have had nights warriors, perhaps, but not nights in China. Armor, much of that part of the legend was added as stories of King Arthur exploded around the middle ages. For example, Thomas Malary's book the more the Archer or the death of Arthur, which was published in fourteen eighty five and like the stories of Arthur that came before continued to add to the tail. Then other Arthur's would take that work add to it like Alfred Lord Tennyson and T H white who more recently in the nineteenth century wrote books based on Malary's that reignited the public interest in King Arthur T H White's book the once and future king plays. Off the part of the theory and legend that says, King Arthur will return one day something that many people have likened to the story of Jesus Christ and his return to save the world. In fact, it was this idea that King Arthur would one day return to save Britain during its darkest hour that made some believe he would come back during one of the two world wars. In the end. If there is one thing we know for sure about King Arthur, it's that the world has been fascinated by him for thousands of years. Even though we just don't know a lot about the real Arthur or if he even really existed that hasn't stopped authors to write about him. Historians to study him an archaeologist to search for the relocations from the stories. Each time, a new book is written. A new movie released or a new archeological find is linked to Arthur his story pops back up into the forefront of the public eye. Each time, a new layer gets added to the legend of King Arthur. There are very few stories that have continued on for so long. You might say that even with today's movies about King Arthur, we are continuing to add to history that is thousands of years old. We are continuing to add to the story of King Arthur that perhaps people will talk about after us for thousands of. Years for as long as it's story, keep spreading from generation to generation King Arthur will never die. This
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"Well, maybe as we learned earlier, we don't even really know if Arthur was real. The same goes for his nights. With that said, though there is a theory that he could have been a Sar Mason who made his way to Britain. Thanks to the Roman empire. The case for that there is made in a great book by C, Scott Littleton in Linda malkov called from city to Camelot out, highly recommend picking up a copy of that book to dig deeper because there's really no way we can cover everything in this episode where it's worth pointing out. That book was published in nineteen, ninety four. That means it could be a part of that recent evidence that the movie mentioned. At the beginning, the author suggests that perhaps we've been misinterpreting the theory and legend all this time perhaps perhaps Arthur was as the title of the book suggests sin, oh, and Linda, Malcolm. Al also served as a historical consultant for the movie as well. Now, if you're not familiar with the city, they're somewhat similar to these. Our missions in that they were in Iranian nomadic people who live near the Black Sea from somewhere around the eighth century BC to the fourth century BC. These are Mason's then day back somewhere from around fifth century BC until around four century. See so many historians tied together, the citizens, some Asians, and another group of nomadic people living in step region called the Allens. They all lived throughout the plains of central Asia and eastern Europe, modern day Hungary, China, Ukraine, and so on. Of course, I'm speaking very large overarching generalizations while there is a lot that we know the truth is there's also a lot that we don't know about these groups either. And it's important to point out that while the city insertions Allen's were rainy nomads, they're nothing like the Iranians we think of today that descended from the Meads and Persians. Circling this back to Arthur, the concept we clearly see the movie follow is one that perhaps the person we know of today is King Arthur started from a man named Lucius are Toya's cast who's successful military career helped him win numerous battles between one eighty three and one eighty five CE and those battles could very well be tied to Arthur over the century. Going back to the movie. After this introduction, we get to meet all of Arthur's knights. Of course, there's yon gruff its version of LANCELOT. Then there's Mads Mikkelsen plane tristen Joel Edgerton as Wayne, Hugh dancy as galahad Ray Stevenson as Dag on and rate Winstone as bores. Surprisingly not in the movie are some other nights you might be familiar with. If you studied the theory legend names like Percival K and bed of. But then again, there's a lot of nights that had been associated with arthurian legend over the centuries. So what of the nights that we see in the movie? Well, despite their legend, just like Arthur south really hard to prove that they're real. For example, LANCELOT. I popped up in early literature around eleven seventy in the twelfth century. So if the real King Arthur really was Lucius arteries casters who lived in the second century, that would mean LANCELOT would have been affectively lost a history for a thousand years, assuming that the to live side by side. The same sort of thing is true for some of the other nights to like tristen who you might be familiar with from the romantic story told in Richard Wagner opera from eighteen fifty nine Tristian and his old Vagner wasn't the first one to come up with that story though. The legend of Tristan dates back to a similar time line slot in the. Twelfth century. So again, we're roughly a thousand years after the real Arthur assuming course Arthur in the second century. But even if the real Arthur was from the fifth or sixth century, a lot of other legends suggest the twelfth century is a long time afterward for those new characters in the tale to show up. That brings me to another point that's really important to keep in mind. Many of the authors who have contributed to the legend over the centuries have made up sources by that. What I mean is that it was fairly common for authors to write works of fiction, but claim them to be based on some real source to add to their authenticity. When example of this is the twelfth century author who is credited with perhaps the greatest contribution to and legend Geoffrey of Monmouth in eleven thirty six, Jeffrey wrote the history of the kings of Britain. And as part of it, he chronicled many of the things we now consider to be a part of the legend of King Arthur. But Jeffrey started off. Book with dedication, claiming that his book was merely a translation of an earlier book. One that has never been found or proven to have ever existed now I can't help. But notice the common theme here between a movie that claims to be based on a true story
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"Maybe today doesn't quite start with those five words based true story, but it might as well. The first thing we see is some text. The historians agree that the fifteenth century tale of King Arthur and his knights was born out of a real person that hero lived a thousand years earlier in the dark ages. That is, well, let's say that's mostly true by that. What I mean is that it might be an over simplification to say that historians agree on who King Arthur was and when he lived when you boil it all down, we just don't know that's important to state up front and keep in mind throughout the entire episode. With that said, though, legends start somewhere and if the movie is correct. That would mean the legend of King Arthur started a thousand years before the fifteenth century in the dark ages that would be in the fifth century somewhere between the years for a one and five hundred. See the period known as the dark ages ranged from around four seventy sixty to about a thousand see depending on who you ask. In fact, a lot of historians actually don't even like to use the term dark ages anymore because it it connotates something negative, and really the original reason for that name was simply because it was a period where we don't. Have a lot of document in history because that was kind of from the end of the fall of the Roman empire where they documented things, and then the rise of the middle ages, where there were a lot more things documented there. There was this period of history where we just don't have that much documentation and that lack of documentation is one of the reasons why we don't know a lot about who the real King Arthur was, or honestly, if his name was Arthur or if he even existed what we do have our series of clues that concert to paint a picture of who he might have been. One of those clues comes right away with the bit of final Texan. In the opening screen in the movie, it says there's been some recently discovered archaeological evidence that sheds light on Arthur's true identity. I, we need to keep in mind that the movie was released in two thousand four. So the recently discovered archaeological evidence doesn't mean recent as of this year, but realatively speaking, it is. Still recent. That's true. Of course there's been a lot of archaeological evidence that have helped piece together the puzzle of the theory and legend. While the movie doesn't specifically state which piece of evidence referring to. If I had to guess they're probably talking about a rather massive find in nineteen ninety eight at contagious in Cornwall, which is a region on the southwestern side of the United Kingdom at an archaeological dig their, they found an eight inch by fourteen inch slate that's about twenty centimeters by thirty five centimeters on the slate was an engraving. The actual writing wasn't in modern English, of course, but translated, it means are tug. New father of a descendant of call has had this built. Cornwall is a location that many have associated with the theory and legend for centuries. So a lot of people immediately took this to mean that are Tobu, which is spelled A R T O G and you by the way, was referring to the person that we know of today as King Arthur back in the movie, we get more up to our story through some voice over from young gruff its version of LANCELOT according to him by the year, three hundred the Roman empire extended from Arabia to Britain for that wasn't enough. They kept growing far to the east on the map. We see in the movie. There's an area called Sar, Mesa home of the Siamese today, that'd be a region north of the Black Sea in western Ukraine or eastern Moldova. Although some evidence suggests that the Sarma territory might have stretched as far west as the studio river, which is in modern day Poland. But the overall plot point in the movie about the Roman empire. We're extending into some Asian lands around the year. Three hundred is true. The
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"He there before we begin this episode, I wanted to let you know that based on a true story has its own Alexa skill. Now just say, Alexa, enable based on a true story to enable it, and then you can say, things like Alexa, tell based on a true story to play the latest episode or Alexa, tell based on a true story too fast forward two minutes, check it out and let me know what you think by leaving a review for the skill. Thanks Hari. And now on with the show. If you're listening to this on the day, it's released. Then yesterday was April first April Fools day. That means this episode is coming hot off the heels of the April Fools day special episode. So if you gave that one, listen, Hello again, nice to chat with you again so soon, but just in case you didn't. I mentioned at the beginning of that episode that the April Fool's day episodes were originally intended to be a little something special for the anniversary of this podcast. As I mentioned in yesterday's episode, though, the true inversely of this podcast isn't really April first, but April second. So that means as of today, based on a true story has been around for two years on top of that, if you noticed the episode number on this episode, it's something special episode, one hundred now I realise those are both things that only a podcast really cares about, but still I wanted to do something special. For episode, one hundred, something that peaks a little into my own true story. You see, the story of King Arthur was my entry way into history as a child. I was fascinated by the legends of King Arthur, the stories of Merlin the magician, and more as I grew older. I used to check out any book that I could from the local library on the theory legend I was hooked maybe that's why, today I'm still fascinated by history pretty much anything from medieval times and countless conspiracy theories, supernatural things. And so on the legend of King Arthur, has it all, there's a lot of movies that have told the tale, but for this special episode, one hundred being released on the two year anniversary of the show. We'll be looking at a movie about theory and legend. That's the time over release was marketed to be one of the most historically accurate representations of the story. That's why today we're going to be learning about two thousand fours King Arthur, I'm Dan, the fab and this. Is based on a true story. Before we travel back to the time of King Arthur, let's take a little break to set up our to truth and ally game. If you're new to the show, here's how it works. I'm about to say three facts. Two of them are true, which means one of them isn't really a fact it's a lie. You'll want to remember these. Are you ready? Okay. Here they are. Number one, we now know for certain who the real King Arthur was. Number two. The term nights was not around in the fifth century, like we see in the movie. Number three, there really is an ancient Roman wall in Britain. Okay. Now remember those because as you're listening to our story today, you'll find the two facts scattered somewhere throughout the episode. And then by a simple process of elimination, you'll know which one is ally. And of course, we'll do a recap at the end of the episode to see how well you did. Oh, and won't got you. Have you ever wished you could get more based on a true story? Well, you can just sign up to be an official producer of the show, and you'll get access to all of the past and future bonus episodes. For example, there have been bonus episodes for movies like becoming Jane, the lost city of Z Mata Hari from hell breach in Estonia and more. There's hours and hours of bonus content ready immediately. And of course, by becoming a producer, you'll get access to all of the future bonus episodes as well. Oh, and producers also get to pick a movie to jump to the front of the line by that. What I mean is any time somebody requests a movie. I add it to a list and I currently have. A couple of hundred movies or so in that list. So if this is a weekly podcast, you kind of get an idea of how long it will take with fifty two weeks in the year to get through a couple hundred movies, but by supporting the show and becoming a producer, you'll get your movie to jump to the front of the line and make sure it will get covered on the show. So if you wanna learn more about that as well, some of the other perks you can hop on over to based on a true story podcast dot com slash support once again, that's based on a true story podcast dot com slash support. And with that, let's compare history with Hollywood's version of King Arthur. Maybe
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"Yes there it's complicated the rates to move on sevenyearold matilda jones pulled a sword from a leak in cornwall the same lake where according to legend king arthur through excalibur to return it to the lady of the lake before he died people ran with the idea that we should make this little girl queen but uh the sort is definitely knocking arthurs it's only twenty or thirty years old and it is probably a film prop and similar news a sphinx head was on earth in the california desert in december but it was not evidence of some kind of ancient egyptian presence in california i similarly saw a lot of headlines that were like egyptians being on in california a and they were not from you know tabloids this is a plaster peres set piece that was used in the nineteen 56 filmed the ten commandments and according to hollywood lower seats will be the middle had the exodous set from the movie buried in the desert because it was too expensive to remove it but it was also of such excellent quality that leaving at their would invite rival filmmakers to use it for their own movies so as part of fill his theory but it's not evidence that there was another group of people in the ancient a now a now before we move on him which is going to be to shipwrecks we're gonna role sponsor break support for stuff you missed in history class comes from our friends at rocket mortgage by quicken loans chances are you're pretty confident when it comes to your work or your hobbies or your life rocket mortgage gives you that same level of confidence when it comes to purchasing a home or refinancing your existing home loan with rocket mortgage you can apply simply and understand fully so you can mortgage confidently to get started go to rocket mortgage dot com slash history equal housing lender licensed in all fifty states nmlsconsumeraccess dot org number thirty thirty.