Originally Posted by Nadir
King Arthur is myth. Same as Merlin.
A legend that most likely sprung from an actual event. We do know that the Saxons were pushing in hard, then suddenly..they were halted. The historian, Gildas, wrote of the battle of Mons Badicus, which occured in the year of his own birth, and was a resounding victory for for the native Britons against the invading Saxons. While not naming any leaders, "Arthur" became the focal point of the action due to medeival poets. So while Arthur himself probably didn't exist, the actions of one or more Briton, or Romano-Briton warlords most likely lent themselves to the composite. The article just uses Arthur and the Round Table to get more people interested in the article. It's all about marketing.