The Camelot Castle Hotel in Tintagel, Cornwall, may be themed on Arthurian legends but the flag flown over its tower last year stood for a more modern myth.

The hotel’s owner, John Mappin, a scion of the family that founded the Mappin and Webb jewelry firm, is a leading figure in the UK QAnon movement, a violent conspiracy theory that helped to inspire the riots in Washington on January 6.

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