All hail Queen Matilda, true heir to the throne, as deemed by the gracious Lady Of The Lake and the sword Excalibur!
According to the Sheffield Star newspaper, a young South Yorkshire girl discovered the legendary sword of King Arthur at the bottom of Dozmary Pool in Cornwall.
According to folklore, Sir Bedivere threw Excalibur into Dozy Pool following the death of King Arthur, and the Battle of Camlann. The sword was caught by The Lady Of The Lake and reclaimed by the pool… Until now.
During her family’s visit to Cornwall, Matilda was wading through the lake when she saw something glinting at the bottom of the pool. She called to her father, Paul Jones, who initially thought Matilda was joking about. The family had been previously chatting about King Arthur and the legend of the sword on their car journey there.
“It was a blistering hot day and Matilda asked if we could go for a paddle. She was only waist deep when she said she could see a sword. I told her not to be silly and it was probably a bit of fencing, but when I looked down I realised it was a sword. It was just there laying flat on the bottom of the lake.”
They soon discovered she had spotted a real life sword, about the length of Matilda’s height, lying at the bottom of the lake. With no Lady Of The Lake to dictate otherwise, Matilda and her dad decided they would just take the sword as a memento of their trip.
It is most likely a prop from a film or television series, however I’d like to think that maybe Matilda has been chosen as the next true heir of Great Britain…
Laugharne is steeped in history, and was well before Thomas decided to reside there. It has a castle that dates back to the 1100s, laid siege by Cromwell in the 1600s but still standing in ruinous form today. The town also contains many fine examples of Georgian townhouses and is home to the Laugharne Corporation, the last surviving medieval corporation in the UK.
It is however, best known for being the home of Dylan Thomas and the town is scattered with landmarks connected to the author, from the boathouse, to his writing shed, the castle gazebo where he and Richard Hughes wrote together, the Dylan Thomas birthday walk, inspired by Poem in October, and his final resting place.
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