Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Tintagel, Arthur, and the Kid Lit Blog Hop #48

We went to the UK in September in search of King Arthur and those places associated with him in both fact and fiction. Our list was long, and we missed some, but one of the more spectacular sights was Tintagel Castle.

Tintagel sits on the Northern Atlantic Coast of Cornwell on an island connected to the mainland by a narrow strip of land,

  and then a climb up a steep stairway.

The remains of the castle called Tintagel today are from the 12th century. The stone walls and other remains are breathtaking in spite of that.

What inspired me was the real possibly that in the days of King Arthur (300-500), this could have held a wooden castle. The location here is one of strategic importance on the coast. Renegades from the sea could be seen for some distance.

And the protected cove below would have provided a safe place to land supply ships during a seige, or a secluded hideout in the caves surrounding the bay. The one on the left is referred to as Merlin's Cave.

As I continue to work on the sequel Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend—Cedwyn's Story, I wouldn't be surprised to find this location in there!

Now, onto the Hop!

Welcome to the 48th Kid Lit Blog Hop where we continue to develop a dynamic and engaged community of children's books bloggers, authors, publishers, and publicists.

This Hop brings you interviews MG/PreTeen author Christine Meunier 
and MG/YA author Lorraine Carey.

Remember, you are always more than welcome to join us by popping in a post and hopping around to meet some of your fellow Kid Lit bloggers and authors! We are pleased to be welcoming two fabulous co-hosts this week: Kimbra, the blogger behind The Barefoot Librarian and Tiffiny from the blog, Spark and Pook. Big welcome to Kimbra and Tiffiny!

Happy Hopping everyone and enjoy the Hop!

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