KingofWei&Wu wrote:Does anyone know of any good sites about the historical existance of King Arthur and/or his Knights of the Round Table, and possibly anything about their descendants?
Not to put a downer on things, but you won't find much more than idle speculation or conjecture about Arthur. The only evidence we have for the existence of "Arthur" as a British (ie, post-Roman native, not Anglo-Saxon) war hero is from the 6th century Welsh poem, Aneirin y Gododdin
(The Gododdin of/by Aneirin, which, by the way, is a ripping read if you like that sort of thing), which celebrates a heroic defeat by a British army at the hands of the hated Anglo-Saxons. One warrior is referred to as having "glutted ravens on the ramparts of the stronghold, though he was no Arthur".
That's it. That's the evidence we have for Arthur's existence. A passing mention in a heroic epic. Now, it's possible that "Arthur" is a name given in more modern times to an older hero, such as those Gildas aimed his rants at. But Gildas is not a historical source by a long way, so we're left with conjecture. As James Campbell noted, the real importance of the Arthur myth is that it flags up the prospect of just how many interesting people may have lived in that period that we may never know about.
The post-Roman and Anglo-Saxon periods are worth getting into, especially if you like archaeology.
That's from me and my studies. But check out http://www.britannia.com/history/h12.html
for links to other views.