KING LUCIUS OF BRITAIN

DAVID J KNIGHT
192pp ILLUS 2008 OUT OF PRINT (P) B615

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Description
Examining the primary sources as well as the archaeological evidence for this second-century king, Knight convincingly refutes the generally accepted view expounded at the beginning of the twentieth century that identifies Lucius as King Abgarus of Edessa. He reconstructs the story of this fascinating figure, who applied to the Pope for formal baptism in AD 177, making him the first Christian King in Britain, and traces the history of the story of Lucius, separating the myth from reality and attempting to restore this King to his rightful place in British history.