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Lyonesse


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A legendary country supposed to lie off the southern coast of Cornwall, England, which is frequently mentioned in the various legends associated with King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. The country, including its sudden and unexplained disappearance beneath the sea, is described in great detail in several early English chronicles, such as that of Florence of Worcester, who died in 1118. See also atlantis; avalon; brasil.

Subjects: Maritime History.


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