Merlin ‘lived in Glasgow’, claims historian
- 28 August 2007
An amateur historian from Scotland claims the legendary wizard Merlin was from the Partick area of Glasgow - not Camelot as previously believed.
Adam Ardrey spent six year researching Merlin for his new book Finding Merlin: The Truth Behind the Legend, during which time he discovered King Arthur’s magician lived in what is now Ardery Street with his wife Gwendolin between 600 and 618 - after moving from his birth place in Lanarkshire.
It is commonly believed Merlin was an English or Welsh magician, but Ardrey believes he was actually a politician and scholar. He added that the wizard was assassinated in 618.
'Tradition has Merlin being buried just outside Stobo in the Borders at a place called Drumelzier but they have got the wrong Drumelzier. The real Drumelzier where Merlin is buried is attached to Duniplace.'