"Joseph of Arimathea and disciples arriving in Britain."
So legend has it - in the same time period = and was given large tracts of land by the ruling King - supposedly, (Cunobelin (Cymbeline) King of Britons died in 25 AD, and his son,) King Arviragus was the King who gave land (Glastonbury) to him and his band. (Joseph, the wealthy Pharisee and 'quiet' follower of Jesus, also reputed to by His uncle, had tin mine holdings in England, from which he acquired his wealth. He had, over the years, made trips to the area and would, therefore, have had to have contact and permissions with the ruling authority.
After Jesus was crucified, the story goes, and the Romans set out to hunt down and kill all close followers, and particularly family, of Jesus, Joseph fled to England, where his contacts stood him in good stead.
Arviragus was a DRUID King...
There are books and books, reams and reams of history/legend/fantasy/disinformation/obfuscation/truth hiding under myth, all intertwined in the life and times of Joseph of Arimathea. I've been researching him for decades and feel like I haven't but scratched the surface.
It is custom that he started the first church based on Jesus' teachings, in Glastonbury - and it flourished for hundreds of years - before being overrun...by greed and jealously, of course -
Very interesting about Joseph of Arimathea.
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