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King Arthur Uther Pendragon Holds Court at Stonehenge

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    King Arthur Uther Pendragon Holds Court at Stonehenge
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    King Arthur Uther Pendragon

    Britain's King Arthur is a 62-year-old former soldier and biker gang member who leads a religious order of warrior-druids, NBC News reported.

    Thirty years ago, John Timothy Rothwell became convinced he was the king from the myth and changed his name to King Arthur Uther Pendragon. Now he wears a sword and preaches to fellow pagans.

    "Every day, I wake up Arthur, I go to sleep Arthur. I wake up a druid, I go to sleep a druid," he said.

    About 4,000 Britons identify as druids. NBC News visited Arthur at Stonehenge for a gathering marking the spring equinox last week, where he was declaring war — over parking.