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KING ARTHUR AND SOMERSET

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1637A2: tabled on 17 July 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 4 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr David Heath on 16 July 2002. This is amendment number 2.

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Suggested amendment

leave out from 'England' to end and add 'acknowledges that the location of Camelot is in Caerleon in the City of Newport, as recorded in the Mabinogion, in the History of Kings by Geoffrey of Monmouth in 1140 and the Chronicler Mace in 1155; notes that this was confirmed in modern times by the funding of the excavation of Arthur's Round Table in Caerleon in 1928 by the Loyal Knights of the Round Table of America; and urges the dismissal of spurious claims on the location of Camelot by Steven Spielberg who will discover perfectly authentic locations for his film in the unique reenscape, the beautiful Usk Valley, in the City of Newport and the nearby expanse of the Gwent tundra.'.

Original motion text

That this House welcomes the intention of film producer Steven Spielberg to create a television series recreating the life and battles of King Arthur, including British actors in the production; notes the success of the series 'Band of Brothers' filmed in England; recognises the historical and mythological connections of King Arthur with Somerset, the identification of Camelot with Cadbury Castle and of the Isle of Avalon with Glastonbury; believes the beautiful and unspoilt countryside of Somerset would therefore be an ideal location for filming such a series; and calls on the Department of Culture, Media and Sport to do everything possible to attract the production to Britain and to support the rural economy.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.