the brightest star in Auriga is Capella , the little goat

Cadbury Castle

  1. Cadbury Castle, formerly known as Camalet, is a Bronze and Iron Age hillfort in the civil parish of South Cadbury in the English county of Somerset. It is a Scheduled monument and associated with King Arthur's supposed court at "Camelot". 

    Wikipedia HERE

Queen Camel

Records of what was originally called East Camel go back to the 11th century but there are links with a far older, legendary past.  Cadbury Castle or Cadbury Camp in the neighbouring parish of South Cadbury is a large, Iron Age fort known also as Camelot and associated by many with King Arthur. Picture

Site of the battle of Camlann ?
The Tudor antiquarian John Leland located Camlann (the site of King Arthur’s last stand) in Queen Camel, and many modern scholars agree that the place-name Camel is Celtic in origin.   It may be derived from cantmael or “bare ridge”, possibly referring to Camel Hill which dominates both Queen Camel and West Camel. 

Kings & Queens

1066 and all that ...

In the 11th century around 200 people lived in East Camel.  It belonged to the most powerful man in England, Earl Godwin, who gave it as dower to his wife Countess Gytha.   She was supposedly in Camel when she received the news that her son Harold Godwinson (King Harold II) had been killed at the Battle of Hastings. 

William the Conqueror confiscated East Camel along with the rest of the Godwin estates and by 1275 it was known as Camel Regis or King’s Camel. 
 The manor was granted out from time to time, for example to the bastard son of Henry I, but on each occasion it reverted to the Crown.  
(Eleanor of Provence)

  Camel was especially favoured by successive Queens Consort: King John’s first wife (Isabella of Gloucester) settled here after her marriage was annulled and the widow of Henry III (Eleanor of Provence) established a deer park around Hazlegrove. 

Her son Edward I went on to give Camel as dower to his (second) wife Margaret, another Provençale, and this practice was followed by subsequent monarchs. Unsurprisingly the village came to be known as Queen’s Camel.  

The Church of St Barnabas was built in the 14th century by the Cistercians of Cleeve Abbey:  it still dominates the village and its peal of six bells is the heaviest in the world.  

more about Queen Camel HERE

Sherborne School

Sherborne School

The school's origins date back to the eighth century, when a tradition of education in Sherborne was begun by St Aldhelm;

According to legend, Alfred the Great was one of the school's early pupils.

Wikipedia HERE

theres a list of eminent and interesting past pupils HERE
 but perhaps of relevance to Capella is 


Auriga is the charioteer
and for unknown reasons holds a deer
strictly , a goat , but that won’t rhyme.
Auriga turns the Wheel of Time

its cogs enmesh with the Ecliptc
between the bull's horns - it is cryptic

where the power comes from is lost in fog
and all we see is just the cog