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King Arthur at Tintagel, Cornwall. On the cliff by his castle.

Sculptor Rubin Enyon creates unforgettable public artwork using a variety of mediums—from wood and stone to iron and bronze. His recent work, Gallos, was installed in April 2016, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on the cliffs of Tintagel. The stately 8-foot-high bronze sculpture was not only inspired by the legend of King Arthur, but also Tintagel Castle’s history. Commissioned by English Heritage, the public sculpture is located in Tintagel, a village in Cornwall, known as the legendary site of King Arthur’s conception.

 

“all the great legends are templates for human behavior.

i would define a myth as a story that has survived.”

-john boorman

 

 

 

credits: rubin enyon- sculptor, selectcornwall.co.uk, british medieval history, english heritage

 

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who doesn’t use a spear as a bookmark?

The book is an Exon Domesday,

a unique survival from the age of William the Conqueror.

On loan to Museum of Somerset from Exeter Cathedral.

“a sharp spear needs no polish.”

-h. rider haggard

 

credits: british medieval history, museum of somerset, dr. levi roach