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Title: King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table


1
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
Take notes!
2
Important facts about the legends of King Arthur
Stories of King Arthur were especially
popular during the Middle Ages, though Arthur and
his Knights actually lived (supposedly) during
the Anglo-Saxon Era (449-1066)
These types of stories are referred to as
romances. Romance- any imaginative adventure
concerned with noble heroes, gallant love, a
chivalric code of honor, and daring deeds.
Such tales were popular during the Middle
Ages because of their imaginative nature and
idealized world. During the time, England was in
a state of political and civil unrest. The
thought of castles, heroes, love, and magic was
appealing.
3
What do we know about Arthur?
Arthur was the son of Uther-Pendragon.
King Arthur brought peace to Britain.
Arthur was raised by Sir Ector.
King Arthur made his capital in Camelot.
Arthur became king by pulling a sword from an
anvil.
King Arthur married Lady Guinevere.
King Arthurs knights were called The Knights
of the Round Table
Arthur is believed to be asleep in a cave
Arthur may have been Riothamus or many other
kings of history.
4
What do we know about Merlin?
Merlin was a fatherless child.
Merlin prophesized the death of Vortigern.
Merlin was a prophet.
Merlin arranged the sword in the stone contest
to make Arthur king.
Merlin is responsible for Stonehenge.
Merlin brought Arthur to Avalon, introduced him
to the Lady of the Lake, and got Excalibur for
him.
Merlin helped disguise Uther Pendragon so that
he could seduce Ygraine.
5
What do we know about Guinevere?
Guineveres name is spelled many different ways.
Guinevere was easily taken advantage of.
Guinevere was very beautiful.
Guinevere was Arthurs wife.
6
What do we know about the Knights of the Round
Table?
There were 150 knights at the table.
Sir Gawain, Sir Tor, and King Pellinore were
the first of the knights to go on a quest.
Each knights name was engraved in gold.
They followed the Chivalric Code.
They were the bravest knights in the land.
They were to embark on many adventures.
7
What exactly is the Chivalric Code?
The Chivalric Code was established as a
result of the First Quest of the Knights of the
Round Table.
All of the Knights of the Round Table are
required to maintain 1. Faith 2. Honor 3.
Courtesy 4. Loyalty 5. Bravery 6. Modesty
The ideal knight respected and vigorously
defended his church, his king, his country, and
victims of injustice.
8
This is their Code of Chivalry
  • Be brave.
  • Demonstrate honor.
  • Show courtesy.
  • Protect the weak.
  • Respect women.
  • Show fairness even to enemies.

9
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
As we read, look for 1. Descriptions of Sir
Gawain and the Green Knight 2. Aspects of a
romance 3. Examples of the Chivalric Code 4.
References to Christianity 5. References to the
Anglo-Saxon Era Homework Read Sir Gawain and
The Green Knight for Tuesday Write down
examples of the above and be prepared to discuss.
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