CLAREMONT, Calif. -- Norma Lorre Goodrich, a prolific author and former professor who unearthed what she called the true story behind the legend of King Arthur, died Sept. 19,

Goodrich determined that King Arthur was a real person who once lived in Scotland, not a mythical hero in southwestern England or Wales as others had thought, while Guinevere was a Pictish queen and Lancelot a Scottish king.

Norma Lorre Goodrich's life