A lovely sunny day greeted the warriors as they set up camp
in Tintagel and on Saturday August 5th 2000
they marched from the Visitor Centre
to the battlefield.
The following pictures were captured on the morning of the
battle around about 12.30pm and shows the village before and during
many years The Battle of Camlaan has raised much money for local charities,
The Cornwall First Air Ambulance and the R.N.L.I.
Tintagel witnessed this August King Arthur battle against his
illegitimate son, Mordred This being the age old battle of Good against
Evil. Under the watchful eye of Merlin the armies drew up to face each
and thesilence was broken by
the cries of warriors and the clash of swords, dramatically illustrating
the battle on that fatal day back in the
mists of time.
But with the magic of Merlin you were able to see how it was in Medieval
times, but most importantly how it was in The Dark Ages the real time of
To achieve this re-enactors came together from all over England, Scotland,
Wales, Southern Ireland, Northern
Ireland and some from Europe,ALL
TRAVELLED AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE tobring
the spectacular show to you
This is what a
12th Century Priest wrote about the Battle; "On the River Camel they carne together, the place was called
Camelford; may the name last forever:
And at Camelford were gathered sixtythousand
and more. Mordred was their leader, an d the noble Arthur rode there with
a huge army
although it was doomed. On the ,River Camel they fought together.
Sparks flew out spurs .shattered,
shields broke, shafts snapped. The mighty fought together there.
Camel was in flood with measureless blood. "Mordred was killed and
Arthur mortally wounded, bringing to an end a Golden Age for Britain.
Battle took place around the year 537 when Mordred tried to seize the throne, supported
by bands of Mercenaries.