King Arthur Through the Ages

Author: Valerie Marie Lagorio

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Category: Arthur, King

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Legends of King Arthur Through the Ages

strokes and buffets Sir Tor unhorsed him also, and sent them both to Camelot to
King Arthur. Then came the dwarf and begged Sir Tor to take him in his service, "
for," said he, "I will serve no more recreant knights." "Take then a horse, and ...

Author: Colin Bradshaw-Jones

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1411636279

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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There are more stories about King Arthur than you ever knew. Some of them may even be true. This massive collection spans the centuries of Arthurian legend. We are taken back to the sixth century in 'A Time Before Tales' by Colin Bradshaw-Jones. This controversial tale gives one possible explanation for a real Arthur. We are then transported to the medieval 'Kilhwch and Olwen' from The Mabinogion, translated by Lady Charlotte Guest. The story can lay claim to be one of the earliest written Arthurian romances in any language. Finally, Sir James Knowles gives us the epic collection which most closely resembles the King Arthur we know today, and which forms the largest portion of the book; 'And as they prayed, there was seen in the churchyard, set straight before the doorways of the church, a huge square stone having a naked sword stuck in the midst of it. And on the sword was written in letters of gold, "Whoso pulleth out the sword from this stone is born the rightful King of Britain."'

The Legends of King Arthur in Art

"This ambitious book manages to cover the entire Arthurian tradition in art from the twelfth century through the twentieth, in media ranging from saltcellars to stained glass.

Author: Muriel Whitaker

Publisher: D. S. Brewer

ISBN: 9780859914864

Category: Art

Page: 363

View: 471

"This ambitious book manages to cover the entire Arthurian tradition in art from the twelfth century through the twentieth, in media ranging from saltcellars to stained glass. Whitaker achieves this remarkable feat by remaining sensitive to the different uses that various localities and periods made of the Arthurian motif - So learned - and so fascinating." SPECULUM This is a study of works of art inspired by legends of King Arthur and his knights and produced over a period of nine centuries in western Europe, and latterly the United States and Canada. It covers illuminated manuscripts, printed books, sculpture, pavements, paintings, drawings, embroideries, tapestries, stained glass, objéts d'art, furniture, clothing, et al.. Muriel Whitaker's specialised knowledge of Arthurian texts from the middle ages to the present offers a rewarding perspective, explaining the social, political, religious and aesthetic conditions which influenced the artistic representations of the Arthurian legends in various historical periods, notably the Gothic middle ages, the Renaissance, the nineteenth century, and the present day. The late MURIEL WHITAKER was former Professor of English at the University of Alberta, Canada.

The First Round Table

However, his greatest challenges lie not in overcoming his enemies, but in finding a way to reunite with two lost friends: a wounded knight called Lancelot and an assassin named Guinevere.Experience the classic tales of King Arthur and his ...

Author: Ben Gillman

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781520490847

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Page: 309

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At just 18 years old, Arthur is on the verge of being crushed under the weight of his great destiny. The mighty castle at Tintagel has fallen. King Uther Pendragon lies dead. The mad King Vortigern sits upon the throne with a dragon at his command. And Merlin, having turned traitor, stands at the new king's side. Now Arthur, with the help of the mysterious sword in the stone and his loyal mentors, Gawain and Percival, embarks on a daring mission to retake the crown. However, his greatest challenges lie not in overcoming his enemies, but in finding a way to reunite with two lost friends: a wounded knight called Lancelot and an assassin named Guinevere.Experience the classic tales of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table like never before with this thrilling re-imaginings of ancient legend. Packed with swordplay, magic, romance and humor, "The Legends of King Arthur" promise to take readers of all ages on an unforgettable journey of fantasy and adventure!Witness new twists on classic stories like:The mysteries of the Sword in the StoneThe origins of the Round TableThe treachery of the wizard MerlinInspired by classic Arthurian works including:Sir Thomas Malory's "Le Morte D'Arthur"andT.H. White's "The Once and Future King"In the vein of other classic fantasy and YA series like William Goldman's "The Princess Bride," J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit," Neil Gaiman's "Stardust," and J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.Editor: Nick BowmanCover Credit: Fiona Jayde MediaFor more details and updates visit www.thelegendsofkingarthur.comOr follow us on Twitter @LegendsofArthur

The Story of King Arthur and His Knights

In these wonderfully illustrated tales, renowned storyteller Howard Pyle carries us back to the enchanting world of King Arthur and his Round Table.

Author: Howard Pyle

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1329373812

Category: Fiction

Page: 362

View: 916

In these wonderfully illustrated tales, renowned storyteller Howard Pyle carries us back to the enchanting world of King Arthur and his Round Table. The book chronicles the adventures of Arthur as he draws the sword Excalibur from the anvil, proving his right to the throne, and as he courts and wins the heart of Guinevere. Later he suffers the treachery of the wicked Morgana le Fay and witnesses the tragic fate of the Enchanter Merlin. In Pyle's classic retelling, the legends come alive in unsurpassed vividness. More powerful than any of Merlin's spells, The Story of King Arthur and His Knights has enthralled and delighted generations of readers fascinated by chivalry, magic, and the unforgettable drama of medieval times. A wonderfully fantastical and compelling version of the Arthur legend. Howard Pyle's stories of King Arthur and his knights are themselves legendary. Colorful tales of chivalry are combined with his own detailed illustrations to create an elegant and beautiful book.

The Return of King Arthur

In The Return of King Arthur, Debra N. Mancoff reveals why the legend resonated so deeply during Victoria's reign.

Author: Debra N. Mancoff

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Art and literature

Page: 176

View: 107

Wrapped in the mists of Avalon since the Middle Ages, the Once and Future King made his promised return in the nineteenth century. The Return of King Arthur: The Legend through Victorian Eyes celebrates the unprecedented revival of the Arthurian legend in the arts and popular culture of Victorian Britain (1837-1901). In a rich array of poetry, painting, children's stories, and plays, Arthur and his noble knights and ladies were reborn. The legend was not simply revived: the new generation reinvented the saga and its heroes in their own image, creating metaphors for their notions of monarchy, the roles of men and women in society, and the proper path for children to follow. In The Return of King Arthur, Debra N. Mancoff reveals why the legend resonated so deeply during Victoria's reign. Retold in the poetry of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, William Morris, and Sir Walter Scott, and envisioned in the paintings of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and in book illustrations by such artists as Arthur Rackham and Aubrey Beardsley, the legend of King Arthur and his compatriots in chivalry became the code for every facet of Victorian culture. Informative and entertaining, and handsomely illustrated with more than 130 evocative and heroic works of art, The Return of King Arthur captures the romance of this age-old legend and shows us how the Victorian words and images have shaped our own great interest in it today.

The Death of King Arthur

Now retold by Peter Ackroyd with his signature clarity, charm and relish for a good story, the result is not only one of the most readable accounts of the knights of the Round Table but also one of the most moving.

Author: Peter Ackroyd

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141902612

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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An immortal story of chivalry, treachery and death told anew for our times The legend of King Arthur has retained its appeal and popularity through the ages: Mordred's treason, the knightly exploits of Tristan, Lancelot's fatally divided loyalties and his love for Guenevere, the quest for the Holy Grail. Now retold by Peter Ackroyd with his signature clarity, charm and relish for a good story, the result is not only one of the most readable accounts of the knights of the Round Table but also one of the most moving.

King Arthur s Children

From the ancient tale of Gwydre, the son who was gored to death by a boar, to Scottish traditions of Mordredas a beloved king, Tyler R. Tichelaar has studied all the references to King Arthur's children to show how they shed light upon a ...

Author: Tyler R. Tichelaar

Publisher: Loving Healing Press

ISBN: 1615990666

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 504

Did you know King Arthur had many other children besides Mordred? Depending on which version of the legend you read, he had both sons and daughters, some of whom even survived him. From the ancient tale of Gwydre, the son who was gored to death by a boar, to Scottish traditions of Mordredas a beloved king, Tyler R. Tichelaar has studied all the references to King Arthur's children to show how they shed light upon a legend that has intrigued us for fifteen centuries. "King Arthur's Children: A Study in Fiction and Tradition" is the first full-length analysis of every known treatment of King Arthur's children, from Welsh legends and French romances, to Scottish genealogies and modern novels by such authors as Parke Godwin, Stephen Lawhead, Debra Kemp, and Elizabeth Wein. "King Arthur's Children" explores an often overlooked theme in Arthurian literature and reveals King Arthur's bloodline may still exist today.ÿ Arthurian Authors Praise "King Arthur's Children" "Author Tyler R. Tichelaar has performed impeccable research into the Arthurian legend, finding neglected details in early sources and reigniting their significance. Great brainstorming fun! I am proud to add this to my personal collection of Arthurian non-fiction." --Debra Kemp, author of The House of Pendragon seriesÿ "Tyler R. Tichelaar's in-depth analysis of the plausibility of King Arthur's children reaffirms the importance the King Arthur legacy continues to have for society and the need of people all over the world to be able to connect to and believe in King Arthur and Camelot." --Cheryl Carpinello, author of Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend

The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights

This vintage book contains Sir James Knowles' "The Legends of King Arthur and his Knights".

Author: James Knowles

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447488458

Category: Fiction

Page: 424

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This vintage book contains Sir James Knowles’ “The Legends of King Arthur and his Knights”. King Arthur is the legendary British monarch of the late fifth and early sixth centuries. He was the subject of many medieval histories and romances, and purportedly headed the defence of Britain against the Saxons in the sixth century. A fantastic retelling of this famous tale, “The Legends of King Arthur and his Knights” will appeal to those with an interest in Arthurian legend, and would make for a great addition to any bookshelf. Contents include: “The Finding of Merlin”, “The Fight of the Dragons”, The Giant’s Dance”, “The Prophecies of Merlin and the Birth of Arthur”, “Uther Attacks the Saxons”, “The Death of Uther”, “Merlin’s Advice to the Archbishop”, “The Miracle of the Sword and Stone”, “The Coronation of King Arthur”, et cetera. We are republishing this antiquarian volume in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

King Arthur and Robin Hood

When looking for the historical and mythical Arthur, scholars try to understand how the Arthur of these tales and of others like Disney's Sword in the Stone and Monty Python and the Holy Grail came to be.

Author: Charles River Charles River Editors

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981890651

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Page: 130

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*Includes pictures *Includes a table of contents King Arthur is one of the most famous names in history, and his name still evokes visions of fantasy, chivalry, bravery, and more even today. Arthur remains a pop culture fixture around the globe, made famous in various Arthurian tales written by writers like Chretien de Troyes. Arthur came to embody the ideals of the Middle Ages: strength, chivalry, bravery, and more. Along the way, his Excalibur sword, the Holy Grail, his queen, and more have all become household words. Arthur has long been identified as a folk hero, and there are countless tales that comprise the Arthurian legend, but was there an actual person that the original stories were based on? People still search for the seeds of truth in the Knights of the Round Table, and the historical figure that inspired the Arthurian tales. Of course, as with all great myths, and even those with a kernel of truth behind them, there is no "real" Arthur. Arthur is now comprised of the works written by diverse storytellers, most of which have built upon the ancient stories and possibly history. It is from there that a primordial seed of myth remains at the heart of all the retellings. At the same time, Arthur's story is one of transformation, as he is brought from the Middle Ages into the Renaissance and more modern times. And that story also includes the famous contemporaries in his stories and other important historical figures, like Geoffrey of Monmouth, the imprisoned Sir Thomas Mallory and Walt Disney. When looking for the historical and mythical Arthur, scholars try to understand how the Arthur of these tales and of others like Disney's Sword in the Stone and Monty Python and the Holy Grail came to be. What are the origins of the Arthur legend and what can they tell people about the past? What is the historical basis for King Arthur, if any? There are few characters in the English language more iconic than Robin Hood. Emerging out of the ballads of the High Middle Ages and surviving through numerous permutations to the present day, the green-clad archer has become an icon. Today he represents a playful, irreverent and cunning resistance to corruption and injustice, associated primarily with stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Robin Hood's selfless acts of helping the masses at the expense of himself (by not keeping his treasure) have led to contemporary figures like Bill Gates being called "Modern Day Robin Hoods," and when a British man robbed a bank in 2013 and handed out the money to homeless people before he was arrested and imprisoned, the name Robin Hood was naturally in the news once more. Robin Hood is a celebrated folk hero and a kind of good thief, but the earliest stories about Robin Hood depict a far different character. The first Robin Hood was often a brutal and selfish yet also honorable figure, an anti-hero loved (perhaps paradoxically) by many social classes and loathed by authorities. When the notorious Gunpowder Plot was discovered at the beginning of the 17th century, the Earl of Salisbury condemned Guy Fawkes and the conspirators for being "Robin Hoods." The transformation of Robin Hood over the centuries has left many scholars attempting to find the origins behind the original story. Like King Arthur, some have even sought a historical figure that might serve as the basis for Robin Hood, while others have sought out mythological origins to see if Robin Hood's character evolved out of a mythological figure. When looking for the historical and mythical figure, scholars try to understand how the Robin Hood of these tales and came to be. What are the origins of Robin Hood and what can they tell people about the past? What is the historical basis for Robin Hood, if any?

The History of Merlin and King Arthur

This edition also includes drawings by the famous illustrator, Howard Pyle, making it a beautiful book as well as a book that will fascinate anyone who is interested in the stories of King Arthur and wants to learn more about them.

Author: Geoffrey of Monmouth

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ISBN: 9781941667026

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Page: 146

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Geoffrey of Monmouth wrote his "Historia Regum Britanniae" (History of the Kings of Britain) in about 1136 AD. His book includes the first account of the Arthurian legend that survives, apart from very brief mentions of Arthur in earlier chronicles. This edition makes Geoffrey's history of Arthur accessible to a general audience for the first time. It includes only the parts of Geoffrey's "Historia" that are about Merlin or Arthur, omitting its lengthy histories of other kings, which do not interest today's readers. It breaks up Geoffrey's text into shorter chapters, and it adds subheadings that make the narrative easier to follow. Geoffrey lets us see King Arthur's place in history much more clearly than later versions of the legends, telling us that Arthur fought the Saxons after the Romans left Britain. He also includes stories of Merlin's early life that are left out of later accounts. This edition uses Aaron Thompson's 1718 translation of the "Historia," as revised and corrected by J. A. Giles in 1842. This edition also includes drawings by the famous illustrator, Howard Pyle, making it a beautiful book as well as a book that will fascinate anyone who is interested in the stories of King Arthur and wants to learn more about them.

King Arthur in Legend and History

King Arthur in Legend and History also includes a chronology of key Arthurian texts, an appendix of the Arthurian Courts, a list of sources, suggestions for further reading and bibliography. Also inlcludes five maps.

Author: Richard White

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ISBN: 9780415920636

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 570

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Presenting selections from medieval Latin, Welsh, English, French and German literature, Richard White traces the Arthurian legend from the earliest mentions of Arthur in Latin chronicles to Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur. Many of these selections are translated here for the time into English. Bringing together an extensive range of diverse material which reveals the development of the figure of Arthur, this anthology enables the reader to understand how the Arthurian legend developed over a period of more than five hundred years. King Arthur in Legend and History also includes a chronology of key Arthurian texts, an appendix of the Arthurian Courts, a list of sources, suggestions for further reading and bibliography. Also inlcludes five maps.

King Arthur

Nitze, W.A. "The Exhumation of King Arthur at Glastonbury." Speculum ... Reid,
Margaret J.C. The Arthurian Legend: A Comparison of Treatment in Modern and
Mediaeval Literature. ... In Lagorio and Day, King Arthur Through the Ages.Vol 1
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Author: Edward Donald Kennedy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135367272

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Story of King Arthur

Recounts Arthur's chief adventures including his becoming King, his marriage to Guinevere, and his benevolent but troubled reign over England.

Author: Tom Crawford

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048628347X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 415

Recounts Arthur's chief adventures including his becoming King, his marriage to Guinevere, and his benevolent but troubled reign over England.

Age of Chivalry Or Legends of King Arthur

The marvellous wound could by no means be healed , and the guardian of the
Sangreal was ever after called “ Le Roi Pecheur , ” — the Sinner King . The
Sangreal withdrew its visible presence from the crowds who came to worship ,
and an ...

Author: Thomas Bulfinch

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Category: Chivalry

Page: 407

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This work contains adaptations of medieval tales, including "King Arthur and His Knights," "The Mabinogeon," "The Crusades" and "Robin Hood."

King Arthur

Provides information on the actual life of King Arthur along with the development of the legends that surround his life.

Author: Richard Barber

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9780851152547

Category: History

Page: 209

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Provides information on the actual life of King Arthur along with the development of the legends that surround his life.

The Road to Camelot

This book is part of the Reaching Olympus series, which is designed to bring the myths and legends of world mythology to life!

Author: Zachary Hamby

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ISBN: 9780982704943

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 925

Knights in shining armor, fair damsels, dangerous castles, and enchanted swords are just some of the thrilling details that have made the legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table popular for over a thousand years. From his castle of Camelot noble King Arthur sets out to create the perfect society with the help of the wizard Merlin. Meanwhile, his scheming half-sister, Morgan le Fay, the dark night, Mordred, and the disloyalty of Queen Guinevere and Sir Lancelot threaten to destroy his dreams of a better world. The 14 reader's theater script-stories included in this book re-tell the full saga of Arthur and his knights. Each script-story includes a 2-page teacher guide that features discussion questions, recall questions, plot summary, relevant background information on the legends, connections to the modern world, and techniques for teaching character education using the stories. Also included are several bonus stories, worksheets, and activities, including two playable games and a Find-It picture puzzle. This book is part of the Reaching Olympus series, which is designed to bring the myths and legends of world mythology to life!

The Age of Chivalry Or Legends of King Arthur King Arthur and His Knights The Mabinogeon The Crusades Robin Hood Etc

The marvellous wound could by no means be healed , and the guardian of the
Sangreal was ever after called “ Le Roi Pecheur , " — the Sinner King . The
Sangreal withdrew its visible presence from the crowds who came to worship ,
and an ...

Author: Thomas Bulfinch

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Chivalry

Page: 404

View: 700


Florilegium

The Official Unoffical Monty Python and the Holy Grail Screenplay ( Final Draft
20.3.74 ; transcribed by Grue 9.8.1992 ) . 1 July 2001 < http ... Filmic Treatments
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King Arthur The Mystery Unravelled

This book is the culmination of over thirty years of work and research by the author, who is a King Arthur specialist and bestseller.The book brings new information to light by examining through a jigsaw of connections throughout Dark Age ...

Author: Chris Barber

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473861845

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

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This book is the culmination of over thirty years of work and research by the author, who is a King Arthur specialist and bestseller.The book brings new information to light by examining through a jigsaw of connections throughout Dark Age Britain, especially Wales and Cornwall, as King Arthur is revealed to have been a hereditary King of the ancient land of the Silures in South Wales. In this way, Chris Barber has set out to reveal the true identity of King Arthur, whose identity has been obscured by the mists of time and the imaginative embellishments of romantic writers through the ages. After sorting fact from fiction, he not only identifies the Celtic prince who gave rise to the legend of Arthur, but reveals his family background, 6th century inscribed stones bearing his name and those of his contemporaries; locations of his courts, battle sites such as Badon Llongborth and Camlann; the identity of his enemies, the ancient Isle of Avalon and his final resting place.