Was there a legendary warrior and ruler of England and were his deeds as glorious as the legends say and drawn in comics? The first part — yes, there is evidence, the second is mostly fiction, superimposed on each other over the centuries. It is found out that for 7-year-old Matilda Jones, they became a reality when she accidentally found King Arthur’s sword. In the very lake that is described in the narratives and is now a tourist attraction!
Before going on a six-day vacation to Cornwall, father told Matilda and her younger sister the legend of King Arthur and the little things that are associated with it. In particular, the Dozmary Lake is the one inhabited by the Lake Maiden, who handed his famous sword Excalibur to the king at the time. There, in the lake, according to legend, he returned when the king died. Beautiful fairy tales for children and tourists, but when Matilda asked for permission to swim in the lake on a hot afternoon, no one thought that she would find … a steel sword with a blade more than a meter long.
At first, Dad didn’t believe it, but then he looked closer — indeed, a sword. I mean, a real cold weapon, not a stick like it. And how beautifully preserved! That’s right, magical, don’t even doubt it. There is no limit to the child’s joy, and in the comments, dad notes that this is probably a prop for a historical film, lost 10-20 years ago, as indicated by the presence of a leather braid handle. But why disappoint a daughter who thinks she has a real treasure?