What is King Arthur?

  • (noun): A legendary king of the Britons (possibly based on a historical figure in the 6th century but the story has been retold too many times to be sure); said to have led the Knights of the Round Table at Camelot.
    Synonyms: Arthur

King Arthur

King Arthur is a legendary British leader of the late 5th and early 6th centuries, who, according to medieval histories and romances, led the defence of Britain against Saxon invaders in the early 6th century. The details of Arthur's story are mainly composed of folklore and literary invention, and his historical existence is debated and disputed by modern historians. The sparse historical background of Arthur is gleaned from various sources, including the Annales Cambriae, the Historia Brittonum, and the writings of Gildas. Arthur's name also occurs in early poetic sources such as Y Gododdin.

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Sonic And The Black Knight - Plot
... of the original Merlin, summons Sonic to help free the mystical realm of King Arthur, who has been possessed by an unknown evil that comes from Excalibur's scabbard, and is now ruling the realm as the tyrannical ... so he must take up the talking sword, Caliburn, in order to break Arthur's curse and save the kingdom ... Sonic must also collect the blades of King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table and Excalibur itself if he is to restore King Arthur's sanity and return him to a benevolent ruler ...
King Arthur - Legacy in Popular Culture
... Arthur's diffusion within contemporary culture goes beyond obviously Arthurian endeavours, with Arthurian names being regularly attached to objects, buildings ... Lacy has observed, "The popular notion of Arthur appears to be limited, not surprisingly, to a few motifs and names, but there can be no doubt of the extent to which a ...
... link this stone with the place where King Arthur met Mordred for the decisive Battle of Camlann in 537 ... Often referred to as 'King Arthur's Stone', it was first recorded by Cornish antiquary Richard Carew in 1602 but had lain on the river bank for at ... An early narrative account of King Arthur's life is found in Historia Regum Britanniae ("History of the Kings of Britain") by Geoffrey of Monmouth completed around 1138 ...
Lancelot And The Lord Of The Distant Isles, Or The "Book Of Galehaut" Retold - Characters in Lancelot and The Lord of The Distant Isles, or The "Book of Galehaut" Retold
... An ambitious, towering figure, he emerged from obscurity to challenge King Arthur for possession of his entire realm ... through the intervention of Lancelot — and Galehaut's fascination with the young knight — did Arthur manage to keep his kingdom ... Queen Guenevere — the wife of King Arthur and lover of Lancelot in the Arthurian legend ...
The Tragedy Of Tragedies - Cast
... Cast according to the original printed billing King Arthur – "A passionate sort of King, Husband to Queen Dollallolla, of whom he stands a little in Fear Father to ... Watson Queen Dollallolla – "Wife to King Arthur, and Mother to Huncaumunca, a Woman entirely faultless, saving that she is little given to Drink a little too much a Virago towards her Husband ... Huncaumunca – "Daughter to their Majesties King Arthur and Queen Dollallolla, of a very sweet, gentle, and amorous Disposition, equally in Love with Lord Grizzle and Tom Thumb, and desirous to ...

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