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September 22, 2014



In July, a Druid priestess representing Mr. Pendragon sat at a square table at the Round Table Meeting ....

Mr. Pendragon is a former British army soldier and biker gang leader, who used to be called John Rothwell and later went by several names including "Mad Dog." In 1986, believing himself to be a reincarnation of the legendary King Arthur, he legally changed his name to Arthur Uther Pendragon. He then founded a Druid order and bought a long sword that featured in the 1981 movie "Excalibur." Some modern Druids say that King Arthur—who is said to have lived in 5th and 6th century England—was the first Druid king.

Mr. Pendragon sees his order as the political faction of the Druid movement, promoting a largely libertarian and green agenda. For him, the resemblance to the original King Arthur is clear. "He rode around on a horse and fought people," Mr. Pendragon says. "I bang Druids' heads together and fight English Heritage."

We cannot believe Grim isn't all over this one. Slacker.

Posted by Cassandra at September 22, 2014 12:09 PM

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Allow me to recommend this small item on the subject. :)

Posted by: Grim at September 22, 2014 01:35 PM

Yikes! How did I miss that? :)

Posted by: Cassandra at September 22, 2014 04:19 PM

Who knows? It's a visually striking post, for the Hall.

Posted by: Grim at September 22, 2014 07:02 PM

I don't remember that 2012 post at all! But it's a great one. Not many people these days succeed in claiming Excalibur by right. It's almost as good as Kris Kringle claiming the Santa Claus mail from the Post Office.

Posted by: Texan99 at September 23, 2014 04:50 PM