King Arthur (yes, King Arthur) loses Stonehenge remains lawsuit

Contributed by
Dec 15, 2012

When King Arthur gets mad, he doesn't get Iron Age on your ass. He takes his grievance to the courts.

A former soldier—who had his name legally changed to The Reverend King Arthur Uther Pendragon—is concerned about the fate of human remains that were unearthed from a Stonehenge burial.

According to the Telegraph:

[M]ore than 40 bodies—thought to be at least 5,000 years old—were removed from a burial site at Stonehenge in 2008 and ministers gave researchers from Sheffield University permission to keep the bones until 2015. ...

King Arthur, who was dressed in white druid robes and represented himself, said the bones were remains of members of the ''royal line'' or ''priest caste'' who could have been the ''founding fathers of this great nation.''

He told the judge that he feared that the remains would never be returned but moved to a museum and said the Ministry of Justice had unreasonably failed to take account of his views.

The U.K. court dismissed the case, because of a lack of evidence that the university plans on keeping the remains. However, the case may be reopened if King Arthur, the Battle Chieftain of the Council of British Druid Orders and Titular Head and Chosen Chief of the Loyal Arthurian Warband Druid order, can find more evidence.

Is it just us, or do you think that writing about the Albion king in the present tense is kind of cool?

Make Your Inbox Important

Like Comic-Con. Except every week in your inbox.

Sign-up breaker