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Revision as of 21:58, 21 July 2005

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.


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 decent from King Arthur.


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