Martin Shipton, WalesOnline

Apr 23 2012

The mysterious disappearances of King Arthur and Wales’ foremost rebel Owain Glyndwr have a remarkable similarity with that of one of Armenia’s greatest heroes, according to a leading Welsh clergymen.

Canon Patrick Thomas, the Vicar of Christ Church Carmarthen and Chancellor of St David’s Cathedral, is the author of a highly praised new book which finds numerous similarities between Wales and Armenia, which until 22 years ago was a republic within the Soviet Union.

On Monday From Carmarthen to Karabagh will be launched in the Temple of Peace and Health in Cardiff.

In recent years close ties have been established between the two countries, prompting Canon Patrick to visit Armenia for the first time in 2005. He immediately fell in love with the eastern European country and kept going back, becoming increasingly aware of the parallels and contrasts between Armenia and Wales.

His book…

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