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Linda Ann Malcor Ph.D (born February 3, 1962) is an American scholar of Arthurian legend. She is one of the proponents of the theory (or related theories) that states that the historical basis for King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table were a second-century Roman officer named Lucius Artorius Castus and Sarmatian auxiliary horsemen, which Artorius supposedly commanded in Britain.


Personal life

She was born Linda Ann Peterson in Pasadena, California. She is the daughter of Victor and Gloria Peterson.

She married Daniel Roy Malcor on 19 December 1987. Together they have three children and a Collie named Dux (actually her second Collie; her first was named Lancelot).

Malcor is president of Queen's Own, the Mercedes Lackey fanclub, where she maintains the persona of Herald-Mage Hedge Wizard Danya Winterborn. She also maintains the fan club's website. [1]

Malcor is a member of Phi Alpha Theta, the Western States Folklore Society, the American Folklore Society, UCLA Friends and Alumni of Indo-European Studies and the International Arthurian Society.


Malcor earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with cum laude honors in English (minoring in history and comparative literature) from Occidental College in June 1984. She then went to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she earned her Master of Arts degree in Folklore and Mythology (Celtic Studies and Narrative) in 1986 and her doctorate in Folklore and Mythology (Medieval Studies and Indo-European Comparative Mythology) in 1991.


She was selected as an Overseas Associate Member of the Late Antiquity Research Group.

Malcor served as one of the consultants on the 2004 movie King Arthur. It was billed as a historical take on the legends; influenced by the "Artorius/Sarmatian" theory.


  • 1999 article about Lucius Artorius Castus in The Heroic Age magazine, part 1 and 2
  • From Scythia to Camelot: A Radical Reinterpretation of the Legends of King Arthur, the Knights of the Round Table, and the Holy Grail (paperback edition, Garland Publishing Inc., 2000); Co-authored with C. Scott Littleton


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