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'''King Arthur''' is the mythical British [[king]] considered to be the embodiement of wisdom and bravery. Stories of the king and his peers are the subject of countless cycles of literature from the early middle ages through modern times. The Arthurian legends are the inspiration for many fantasy and medieval activities, but also encompass a part of historic and literary scholasticism.
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'''King Arthur''' is the [[mythology|mythical]] [[Britain|British]] [[king]] considered to be the embodiment of wisdom and bravery. Stories of the king and his [[peer]]s are the subject of countless cycles of [[literature]] from the early [[middle ages]] through modern times. The Arthurian legends are the inspiration for many fantasy and [[medieval]] activities, but also encompass a part of historic and literary scholasticism.
   
   
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* His father, [[Uther Pendragon]]
 
* His father, [[Uther Pendragon]]
* Receieveing the sword [[Excalibur]] from the Lady of the Lake
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* Receiving the [[sword]] [[Excalibur]] from the Lady of the Lake
* His [[Knight]]s of the Round Table, including [[Galahad]], [[Galen]], and [[Lancelot]]
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* His [[Knight]]s of the [[Round Table]], including [[Galahad]], [[Galen]], and [[Lancelot]]
* The wizard [[Merlin]]
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* The [[wizard]] [[Merlin]]
* His quest for the [[Holy Grail]]
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* His [[quest]] for the [[Holy Grail]]
* The mythical kingdom of [[Camelot]]
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* The mythical [[kingdom]] of [[Camelot]]
   
   
 
===King Arthur in History===
 
===King Arthur in History===
   
There is debate as to whether Arthur ever existed, but some think he may have been a [[6th century]] chieftain or even an earlier [[Roman]] or [[Welsh]] warrior. Medieval leaders sometimes claimed decent from King Arthur.
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There is debate as to whether Arthur ever existed, but some think he may have been a [[6th century]] chieftain or even an earlier [[Roman]] or [[Welsh]] warrior. Medieval leaders sometimes claimed descent from King Arthur.
   
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There is some evidence that the historical Arthur fought the [[Battle of Badon Hill]].
   
 
===Arthuriana in the Media===
 
===Arthuriana in the Media===
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* [http://www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/cphome.stm The Camelot Project]
 
* [http://www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/cphome.stm The Camelot Project]
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Arthur Wikipedia article]
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Arthur Wikipedia article]
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[[category:King Arthur]]

Latest revision as of 08:18, 12 February 2009

King Arthur is the mythical British king considered to be the embodiment of wisdom and bravery. Stories of the king and his peers are the subject of countless cycles of literature from the early middle ages through modern times. The Arthurian legends are the inspiration for many fantasy and medieval activities, but also encompass a part of historic and literary scholasticism.


Highlights of the Arthurian Legends


King Arthur in History

There is debate as to whether Arthur ever existed, but some think he may have been a 6th century chieftain or even an earlier Roman or Welsh warrior. Medieval leaders sometimes claimed descent from King Arthur.

There is some evidence that the historical Arthur fought the Battle of Badon Hill.

Arthuriana in the Media

The expansive body of Arthurian literature has spawned a wealth of modern interpretations, from serious drama to the reknowned Monty Python movie. These include:


See Also