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Who was Arthur?

King Arthur was a legendary British leader who, according to medieval histories and romances, led the defence of Britain against Saxon invaders in the late 5th and early 6th centuries AD.  Click on image for more information.

The Sword in theSstone

There are several versions of this famous story. Note that the Sword in the Stone was not Excalibur. Click on the image.

The Fall of Merlin

Women play a powerful role in the Legends of King Arthur, including Merlin's downfall. Click on the image.

The Enemy Within

Mordred begins his mischief by revealing Lancelot and Guinevere's betrayal. Click on the image.

Who was Merlin?

Merlin was a wizard who could see the future. He orchestrated Arthur's birth and accession to the throne and was his advisor. Click image for more information.

 

Queen Guinevere, The Lady of the Lake and Excalibur

These two women are central to the legend of King Arthur, as his his magical sword, Excalibur. Click on the image.

 

Lancelot and the Vision of the Holy Grail

Lancelot and Guinevere - those he loved best - betrayed Arthur. Click on the image.

Uther and Ygraine - the birth of a king

The famous story of Arthur's birth is filled with magic and trickery. Click on the image.

Mordred

Mordred - even the name sounds evil. Click on the image.

Sir Galahad and the Quest for the Holy Grail

Only the purest of heart were able to join the Quest for the Holy Grail. Click on the image.

The Death of Arthur

As foretold by Merlin, Arthur was killed by his son, Mordred. Many believe that he is not gone forever, only sleeping under the hollow hill in Avalon, and will return in Britain's hour of greatest need. Click on the image.

Novels based on the Legends of King Arthur