The Necromantic University of King Bladud

Written as a non-fiction research piece, and then adapted into fiction, this article examines a range of sources on the legendary king Bladud of Bath. This was inspired by the striking suggestion (annoyingly lacking in citation) on the Wikipedia page for Bladud, that he founded a university at Stamford which lasted until its dissolution under St Augustine of Canterbury, a period of over a thousand years! Looking through the different textual sources, including Hardyng's Chronicle, the St Albans Chronicle, and an anonymous English metrical chronicle, I found a number of other textual inconsistencies. My response was to propose a speculative solution, which comprised the resulting article:

The Necromantic University of King Bladud