Sarn Helen – the mysterious way through Wales (part 2)

This article continues from Part 1 and explores some other Helen and Elen associations that could help to shed light on the meaning and origins of the ancient trackways known as ‘Sarn Helen’ – that is, if they don’t confuse matters even further! Sarn Helen above the Vale of Neath (Image © Alan Richards) The…

Perspectives: King Arthur

King Arthur is known to us today as a legendary British leader who led the defence of Britain against the Saxon invaders in the 5th and 6th centuries AD. It was apparently a time of chivalric knights in shining armour, and elegant women in medieval castles. But much of Arthurian legend comes from Geoffrey of…