Most likely King Arthur candidates

Who was King Arthur?

  • A Roman officer

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Riothamus

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Athrwys ap Meurig (of Glamorgan)

    Votes: 1 25.0%
  • Arthwys ap Mar (of Elmet)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • An otherwise unidentified Romano-British king or war leader

    Votes: 2 50.0%
  • Lucius Artorius Castus

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Owain Danwyn

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Cuneglasus

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Ambrosius Aurelianus

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Arthur ap Pedr (of Dyfed)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Artuir mac Aedan (of Scotland)

    Votes: 1 25.0%

  • Total voters
Jan 2015
I know there are numerous threads discussing whether King Arthur was real or not, but I thought it might be nice to see what people would say if we put that issue to the side for the moment, and simply say that if we accept that Arthur was a real person, who do you think he was most likely to have been? I thought this would be a good place for people to be able to discuss their theories without other people saying 'But Arthur probably never existed in the first place'. I just want people to be able to discuss which figure they think best matches the available information about Arthur. I'm fascinated to hear other people's theories about this. I've created a poll with the most common suggestions, so hopefully that will be a good starting point.


Ad Honorem
Jul 2011
If he existed then he was most likely a Romano-Britsh warlord who held out for a while against the encroaching Saxons. Even more likely he is a combination of characters who fought the Saxons, whose deeds have been embellished and eventually credited to one man.

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