The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights (Paperback)
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Arthurian expert Sir James Knowles brings together fourteen tales of King Arthur and his knights, inspired by Alfred, Lord Tennyson's first four 'Idylls of the King'.Here is a fascinating journey through the land of ancient England where magic, mystery and warring factions come together in cataclysmic fashion. Beginning with the finding of the wizard Merlin, Sir James recounts the discovery of the legendary sword Excalibur, King Arthur's victory over the Saxons and his marriage to the beautiful Guinevere, as well as his battles against armies from Europe and his evasion of Queen Morgan's attempts to kill him with a magic garment. Tales include:
- The Prophecies of Merlin and the Birth of Arthur
- The Miracle of the Sword and Stone
- The Lady of the Lake
- The Founding of the Round Table
- The Adventures of Sir Gawain Revealing the escapades of the Knights of the Round Table, such as Lancelot, Bedivere, Bors, Modred, Tristram and Galahad, as they seek to protect Arthur's kingdom, we discover how these fabled figures found their destiny. ABOUT THE SERIES: Arcturus Classic Myths and Legends brings together beautiful retellings of mythologies from different traditions, from Celtic to Native American.
About the Author
Sir James Knowles (1831-1908) was an architect and editor who was born in London. He became friends with the poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson, whose own 'Idylls of the King' inspired Sir James to put this collection of stories together. Sir James later designed a house for Lord Tennyson as well as churches in Clapham in south London and the garden in Leicester Square. He co-founded the Metaphysical Society with Lord Tennyson in 1860, the members of which included many notable figures of Victorian society. He married twice and is buried in Brighton.