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King Arthur & The Knights of the Round Table

King Arthur & The Knights of the Round Table
Featured Studies in Arthurian Legend Was Lancelot the greatest Knight of them all? The answer is yes, according to Chretien de Troyes. He it was who invented Lancelot and added him to Arthur's court as a Knight of the Round Table. Read More Was Lady Guinevere really an adulteress?

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Top 20 King Arthur Facts - Life, Death, Legend... The Arthurian Legend Is an Important Part of British History King Arthur facts reveal that there are numerous variations of the Arthurian legend, but the basic story is very similar in most of them. Arthur was the illegitimate son of the King of Britain who succeeded his throne by showing his worth in an unusual feat of strength, and later successfully fought many powerful enemies to secure his kingdom’s place in the world. Stories about King Arthur had been popular in Wales even before the 11th century, but the legend spread through Europe with Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia regum Britanniae, which was written circa 1138 and celebrated a glorious king who defeated a powerful Roman army in France, but was later betrayed in his homeland by a member of his own family and was mortally wounded combating his forces. Writings that came after Geoffrey introduced additional details, especially about his loyal knight companions and the Holy Grail.

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A Henry James Timeline Henry James lived from 1843 to 1916, a time of social and political revolution in Europe and industrial revolution in America. The American-born James, who traveled extensively, finally settling in England, was able to witness the changes in both places firsthand. His many novels and stories explore the great "continental divide" between his native land and his adopted home. Learn more about the personal and professional life of this prolific and well-traveled man in the context of world events in A Henry James Timeline. Interactive Flash version of A Henry James Timeline [390K]Flash 4 plugin required.

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