The adventures of Jasper the time traveling cat (Volume 1. Episode 6)

Volume 1. Episode 6. Jasper gets medieval on yo ass.

Yesterday, we thought that Jasper was getting closer to home, what with him being in 1963 and all. But late last night, as we sat tinkering with daev?s particle accelerator and the derailleur on his bike, that now familiar crackle came through the wireless and we downloaded Jasper?s latest location.

The little twat has gone and ended up in medieval Britain. At the court of some Welsh warlord whom locals we heard speaking refer to as ?the Bear?. That?s King Arthur to you and me. Which is odd, because only today there appears an interesting little piece on the beeb website which reports on an Italian scholar’s claims that that legend of King Arthur is not a British tale, indeed it?s not even a Celtic tale. Convenient that eh? Anyway, apparently, the whole thing is Italian. Don?t you know.

So, what else can we say about he of the round table and quests for this and crusades for that? Well, this site give a hefty overview of most of the major issues surrounding Arthur.

This one gives some nice info on the legends and the history behind the issue, including (most critically) resources for your own research. This site is a bit flashier and has the rather lovely title of ?King Arthur?s Knights?. Classy. And finally there is this rather text heavy, but scholarly site.

Damien DeBarra was born in the late 20th century and grew up in Dublin, Ireland. He now lives in London, England where he shares a house with four laptops, three bikes and a large collection of chairs.