Oxford chapel may have inspired Arthurian legend

New research finds that Geoffrey of Monmouth's great The History of the Kings of Britain may have been written in St George's chapel, a teaching base for Oxford students, which was destroyed during the construction of Oxford Castle.

Recently scholar Helen Fulton discovered charters and deeds dating to the mid-12th century showing that Geoffrey served as canon of St. George's when the history was written in 1136. "He would have been based there when he wrote his famous Latin chronicle, Historia Regum Britanniae," said Fulton, a professor of medieval literature at the University of York and an expert in Arthurian literature.