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King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table Martin J Dougherty

King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table By Martin J Dougherty

King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table by Martin J Dougherty


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What's the truth behind the King Arthur legend and why has it endured? Long before the Marvel Universe there was the universe of Arthurian romance, and King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table examines the fact and the fiction behind Arthur, Lancelot, Merlin, Guinevere, Galahad, among others, as well as the quest for the Holy Grail.

King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table Summary

King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table by Martin J Dougherty

Here lies entombed the renowned King Arthur in the island of Avalon. - Inscription found at Glastonbury in the late 12th century
King Arthur most probably never existed and - even if he did - we know precious little about him, and yet he is one of the most famous Britons, while Excalibur and Camelot are perhaps the world's best known sword and castle. So, what's the truth behind King Arthur? How did the legends take hold? And why have they endured for so long? Long before the Marvel Universe there was the universe of Arthurian romance, and King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table examines the fact and the fiction behind Arthur, Lancelot, Merlin, Guinevere, Galahad, among others, as well as the quest for the Holy Grail. Beginning in the 12th century, the book explores what factual basis there is for the tales and how the characters, stories and motifs developed through histories, epic poems and prose tellings. The book also charts the revived interest in Arthurian romance in the 19th century and considers how the tales still hold the popular imagination today. Illustrated with more than 180 colour and black-and-white artworks and photographs and maps, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table is an expertly written account of where literature, mythology and history meet.

About Martin J Dougherty

Martin J. Dougherty is a freelance writer specializing in military and defence topics. He is the author of Medieval Warrior, SAS and Elite Forces Guide Extreme Unarmed Combat, and SAS and Elite Forces Guide Sniper, Small Arms: From the Civil War to the Present Day, and books on personal self-defence. He lives in northern England.

Table of Contents

Myth and Legend Chapter One The Real King Arthur Chapter Two The Early Legends Chapter Three The Romances Chapter Four The Grail Quest Chapter Five Le Morte d'Arthur Chapter Six Arthurian Romance Today Index

Additional information

GOR012701249
9781838862381
1838862382
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table by Martin J Dougherty
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Amber Books Ltd
2022-08-14
224
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