Girl Pulls Sword from King Arthur’s Lake, God Save the New Queen

Girl Pulls Sword from King Arthur’s Lake, God Save the New Queen

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A 7-year-old girl in Cornwall, England has made international headlines after pulling a four-foot sword out of the same lake into which King Arthur’s Excalibur is said to have been thrown.   Matilda Jones was swimming in Dozmary Pool in Bodmin Moor, Cornwall on Tuesday when she caught sight of the sword glinting beneath the water, The Sheffield Star reported.    New Ruler of Great Britain, Queen Matilda / Image Via Huffington Post   Matilda’s father said, “I told her not to be silly and it was probably a bit of fencing, but when I looked down I realized it was a sword. It was just there …

The 8 Coolest Castles in Fiction

The 8 Coolest Castles in Fiction

Nothing jazzes up an epic story like an awesome castle! Literature is full of fantastic fortresses, but we think that these eight are the best. Share your own favorites in the comments!   Camelot from Arthurian legend King Arthur is the original fantasy hero, and Camelot remains the most iconic castle ever conceived. Some scholars think that there was once a real Camelot somewhere in Great Britain, but most agree that it’s a strictly fictional location. Too bad, because it looks very cool.   Castle Caladan from the Dune series by Frank Herbert How about a sci-fi castle? Castle Caladan is from Frank …