Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/dinosaur/?comic=803
Strip by: David Morgan-Mar
Caption: Previously in English history:
T-Rex: I'm Arthur.
T-Rex: King of Britain!
T-Rex: Scholars debate if I'm real or not. But obviously I'm right here. So take that, doubters!
Utahraptor: Sire! Merlin is here to see you.
T-Rex: Merlin?? I thought he was just a legend.
Utahraptor: People say the same thing about you.
T-Rex: Yeah, but I AM a legend.
T-Rex: Oh yeah.
The author writes:
One compelling line of evidence that Arthur is not historical is the fact that if he were real, then the names of kings would have gone from normal stuff like "Arthur" to weird stuff like "Æthelstan".
If he'd been named Ærthur, it would be more convincing.