The Emperor Arthur (also known as Artur, Artos, Artorius and other variations) was a historical figure who may have died around 537 A.D.
Arthur was noted as probably having a Roman education which he used to create a swift and effective body of cavalry and would have been the last major figure of power before post-Roman Britain sank into its decline. This made his lustre as a warlord shine all the more in the darkness that followed. The Roman rule of Britain had ended, leaving behind a chaos that would evolve into the Dark Ages.
Behind the scenes
He was a 'historical' figure that may have inspired the later legends of King Arthur Pendragon.