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Intro to King Arthur Literature

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Briana Crisp

on 17 February 2011

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Transcript of Intro to King Arthur Literature

The Legend of King Arthur Did Arthur really exist? Arthur's name was first mentioned in a 7th century Welsh poem. The legends probably came from the struggles of a 6th century Celtic chieftain fighting off invading Saxons. One of the most popular literary versions is Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur. Many movies and novels have been based around the legend of King Arthur. Principal Characters
King Arthur:
Chosen and just ruler of all Britain Gwenevere:
Beautiful wife of Arthur, lover of Lancelot Lancelot:
Arthur's best and most trusted knight,
lover of Gwenevere Merlin:
Arthur's trusted advisor, thought to be a sorceror
Nephew or illigitimate son of Arthur, also Arthur's killer T
s Chivalry:
The rules and customs of medieval knighthood Courtly Love:
an idealized form of love written about in medieval literature, where a knight devotes himself to a noblewoman
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