Rarely does serious, scholarly, peer-reviewed research into the life of a historic person uncover a factual story like this one, as intriguing as modern mystery-adventure fiction. For centuries, readers have been enthralled by the tales of the doomed Round Table, the mythical King Arthur, and the hopeless love of Guinevere, his queen, and Sir Lancelot, his greatest knight. A great mystery surrounds the author of this timeless work, however. Undeniable evidence indicates that his true identity has been mistaken for hundreds of years.
In these captivating pages, you will learn more about the mysterious author and the secret reason why he didn't seek any attention for himself. You will marvel at the astonishing discovery of an older version of his masterpiece--the greatest fifteenth-century literary work in English--and the shocking place where its source lay hidden for seven hundred years.
While it is certain that a Sir Thomas Malory was the author, more than one man with t
About the Author
Dr. Cecelia Linton credits her detection of a religious vocation in the author of Le Morte Darthur to the fact that she was educated by nuns--they are attuned to such things--in parish schools and then in the venerable St. Vincent's Academy in Savannah, Georgia, which has been enlightening girls since 1845. Higher education and a long career on the other side of the desk have never overshadowed that early encounter with the rigors of her formation by the teaching nuns. When she began reading P. J. C. Field's work concerning Sir Thomas Malory's identity, Linton knew before the end of Chapter 1 that this book had to be written, and so she has written it, with great joy along the way. She can be found at home, usually with some part of her numerous family, in a certain old house in Manassas, Virginia, or else in another one, even older, in Savannah.