Roland Rotherham

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Roland Rotherham (on the left) at the Elf Fantasy Fair in 2010
Roland Rotherham lecturing at the Elf Fantasy Fair in 2011

Roland Rotherham (AKA Roly or The Doctor) is a British writer, who specializes in medieval legends and lore, especially those related to King Arthur, Merlin and Glastonbury. He also is an expert in historical cookery.[1]

A biographical account of Rotherham, in relation to a conference that he attended in 2009, describes him as "Prof. Dr. Roland Rotherham B.A.(Hons), M.A, Ph.D., Ed.D, M.I.H.G.S and states that holds degrees in Ancient and Medieval studies, Anglo-Saxon Culture, Heraldry, Anglo-Norman Culture, Ancient and Medieval Cultural Studies, and Education.[2] This account also states that he has travelled "extensively across the globe including visits to the Indies, lama herding in Peru, and being captured by river pirates in Indonesia". Elsewhere, he is stated to have originally been an officer in the cavalry, "serving on the personal staff of HM the Queen", and is cited to hold "BA in Ancient and Medieval Cultural Studies; BA in Theology; MA in Ancient and Medieval Cultural Studies and a Ph.D in Ancient and Medieval Cultural Studies.[3]

In the Netherlands he is especially known for his lectures at fantasy events such as the Elf Fantasy Fair at Castle de Haar and the Midwinter Fair at the Archeon.

He is a member of the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies and the Experimental Food Society.[4]


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