Girl Pulls Sword From Same Lake King Arthur Threw Excalibur Into
Seven-year-old Matilda Jones might have a shout for being next-in-line for the throne after finding a huge sword in the lake where the legendary Excalibur is said to be resting.
Jones was on holiday with her family when she found the medieval weapon and with the help of her dad she was able to haul it out of the lake.
She came across the great sword whilst she was paddling in Dozmary Pool in Cornwall.
Prior to the find her dad Paul was telling his daughters about the legendary tale of Arthur and his sword Excalibur as they were travelling to the lake. When Matilda spotted something metal in the pool he assumed it was a bit of old fencing.
However when they reached in and pulled it out, he realised his daughter had discovered a four-foot sword, which is the same height as Matilda.
Dad Paul, from Doncaster, said:
It was a blistering hot day and Matilda asked if we could go for a paddle.
She was only waist deep when she said she could see a sword.
The legend of King Arthur and his sword Excalibur is a tale that’s been past down in British folklore for centuries.
Legend has it that anyone who could pull Excalibur from the stone it was stuck in would be the rightful ruler of England.
Another legend tells us that Arthur received the mythical sword from the ‘Lady of the Lake’ and upon his death he told a knight to hurl it back into lake in Cornwall.
However, before the sword could hit the water’s surface a hand popped up, grabbed the sword and pulled it down to the depths of the lake.
Unfortunately it looks like the sword that young Matilda pulled from the lake isn’t the legendary sword, her dad thinks it’s just an old film prop.
Still could be worth a lot of money though.