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Title: King Arthur: A mythical king of Britain in ancient times, who may be based on a historical figure.


1
  • King Arthur A mythical king of Britain in
    ancient times, who may be based on a historical
    figure.

2
Early History
  • King Arthur was born in Tintagel, North Devon.
  • He was the son of Uther Pendragon and Ygraine of
    Cornwall.
  • In the 6th century he became the leader of the
    British defence against the Saxons invaders.


3
The Sword in the Stone
  • It is thought, as a 15 year old, Arthur pulled
    the sword from a stone in London when he was
    looking for a sword for his brother, Kay, to
    fight with.
  • On the sword was written Who so pulleth out this
    sword of this stone is the right wise born king
    of all England.

4
Guinevere
  • The King married Queen Guinevere.
  • It has been suggested that it was her father,
    King Leodogran, who gave Arthur the Round Table.
  • It is thought it was her betrayal with Lancelot
    that brought down King Arthurs reign.

5
The Round Table
  • The Round Table dates from1270.
  • It was used by the King as his court for the
    knights to avoid quarrels over precedence.
  • Each knight had equal value to the king.

6
The Knights of the Round Table
  • There were 11 knights.
  • Sirs Lancelot, Galahad, Gareth,Tristan, Bedivere,
    Percivale,Lamorak,Geriant Bors, Gawaine and Kay.
  • The Knights were men of courage, honour, dignity,
    courtesy, and nobleness. They protected ladies
    and damsels and undertook dangerous quests.

7
Lancelot and Guinevere
  • Lancelot fell in love with Guinevere, when King
    Arthur discovered this he sentenced her to death.
  • Lancelot rescued her and took her to his realm.
    King Arthur left Britain to make war on his
    former knight.

8
The end of King Arthur
  • While away, he left Mordred in charge.
  • Mordred rebelled and Arthur returned to defend
    his crown.
  • This led to Arthur's last battle where he slew
    Mordred, but was himself gravely wounded.
  • He was carried off in a barge, heading for the
    vale of Avalon. Some said he never died, but
    would one day return.
  • However, his grave was supposedly discovered at
    Glastonbury, Somerset.

9
Films There have been many films made of this
legend including
  • First Knight (1995) starring Sean Connery and
    Richard Gere.
  • King Arthur (2004) starring Clive Owen and Keira
    Knightley.
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