'Ardrey delivers a bombshell... fascinating stuff'
- Los Angeles Times

'A brilliant piece of detective work... enthralling'
- Scots Magazine



Alice Robert's King Arthur's Britain

Six minutes in you will be told there is no archaeological evidence re Arthur.

What about the stone from which he really did take a sword? Does that not count?

No, because that is in Scotland. 

See in the Gallery the strone on the summit of Dunadd, Argyll.

In 574 CE, Arthur, that is Arthur Mac Aedan, put his foot into the footprint cut into the stone on the summit of Dunadd and was given a sword to hold (just like the queen at her coronation). This was part of an inauguration ceremony.

When he stepped out of the footprint cut into the stone holding the sword he, literally, took a sword from a stone.

No magic was involved. 

This was later sexed-up to become the famous story we know today. The sword was not stuck in a stone. That would be daft.

If you know your Arthur, you may be interested to note the land contiguous with Dunadd is called Badden (from the name Baodan).

If you don't know your Arthur - Google Badon.


Merlin in History: Case Closed

Justin K Prim has kindly invited me to take part in a Webinar - 18th April 2020.

Read the works of W.F. Skene, Queen Victoria's Historiographer Royal. Skene had evidence that proved that the legendary Arthur was the historical Arthur Mac Aedan, and that the man called 'Merlin' was Arthur/Arthur Mac Aedan's contemporary - both of them active in Scotland in the late 6th century. 

So, why did Skene not get it?

He didn't 'get it' because 'the party line' was that Arthur was a Christian, English, King and Skene would not have stayed Victoria's Historiographer Royal for long if he had not toed that line.

The same applies to academics, too many of whom toe the line.

Tell me I am wrong if you think I am wrong.  

In a world that was becoming increasingly anti-women and anti-gay and anti-learning and anti-freedom of speech and thought, that is increasingly Christian - they stood against the onset of Christianity.

If you access Justin's Webinar you make up your own mind.

If you already have - feel free to let me know.



French TV 

On 1st August 2018 I was filming with a French TV company on the very spot where Geoffrey of Monmouth said Merlin stood and shouted down, over the Molendinar Burn, at St Mungo in his church below.

The Molendinar Burn is still there.

Mungo's Church is now Mungo's Cathedral.




-About the author

No one cares about anyone else’s family history (and quite right too): and so it was that when I was researching my family name, Ardrey, I looked where no one else had looked and found what no one else had found.

I already knew that the earliest reference to Merlin had him at the battle of Arderydd, fought on the Scotland-England border in 573CE; and that the very next year the historical figure Arthur Mac Aedan was based at the hillfort of Dunardry [Sic] in Argyll, Scotland.

Merlin and Arthur are obviously connected, as are 573CE and 574CE.

Once I understood the Merlin-Arderydd-Arthur-Dunardy connections, I looked for other evidence, and found it, until, I could prove beyond reasonable doubt that Merlin and Arhur were men of Scotland.


Adam Ardrey is an Advocate living near Glasgow, Scotland. He is married and has three children.

FINDING MERLIN was published by Mainstream, Edinburgh, Scotland, in 2007, and by Overlook, NY, USA in 2008 and is available as an Audible audio-book.

FINDING ARTHUR was published by Overlook, New York, USA. and by Duckworth, London, in 2013.

Both are also available in paperback.


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