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  • King Arthur Superstition

    King Arthur was, by all accounts, considered the once and future king of Britain. He was noted for his chivalry and military skill. His knights were the epitome of glamor and gallantry. (“King Arthur and”). There were several versions of this classic tale. In each version the betrayal of his wife, Guinevere, and his most trusted knight, Lancelot and his relative, Mordred are key elements of his demise. However, the tale ends on a happy note. Though dead Arthur was delivered by fairies to the island of Avalon. There he waited until the people of Britain needed him most. Geoffrey of Monmouth, author of History of Kings of Great Britain, wrote conclusively of Arthur. His book was clearly well researched and regarded not as fact and fiction as it was today, but truth. Due to the popularity of Arthur and his reign several royal families claimed Arthurian descent. (Alchin.”The Legend of”). The Plantagenets tried to lay claim to Arthur’s lineage, however due to their English nationality it was improbable. More notably, the Tudors, struggling to legitimize their weak claim to the throne also claimed Arthur as an ancestor. They named their heir, the Prince of Wales, Arthur and claimed to create a new Camelot. After Arthur’s death his brother, Henry, became heir to the throne. “Henry VIII continued the belief in a descent from King Arthur through his Tudor ancestors by having a figure of King Arthur painted on the Round Table, with Henry VIII’s own face painted as that of Arthur”…

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  • King Arthur: The Legendary King

    King Arthur, also spelt Aurthur in other cultural texts, is the mythical king of England who is made king by many supernatural events in order for him to unite all of the people to be one nation. He is given many gifts, those gifts could include Excalibur the sword of Kings, Guinevere the Queen he sought, and the most loyal and true knights. Arthur was an iconic figure to all Englishmen who wished to be king. His story was one that would be revised for centuries and used as a basis for every…

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  • Why Is King Arthur Important

    There are many legends about King Arthur. One is that he pulled the Excalibur out of the stone. King Arthur became King by taking out the Excalibur from a stone. King Arthur was a fifth century British general who fought against Anglo-Saxon tribes and ensured that Britain stayed away from the west. In order to become a Knight of the Round Table, a knight had to prove he was polite enough. In the legend, the knights swore a Code of Chivalry it is an oath today. King Arthur had 1 kid . The…

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  • Chester Alan Arthur Accomplishments

    Chester Alan Arthur became the 21st President of the United States in 1881 and served a four-year term up until 1885. Arthur’s presidency is often overlooked and his reputation was neither good nor bad. Although he was an accidental president and in a time of distrust in the political system, Arthur surpassed expectations when he calmed the nation and helped end the corrupt political system that brought him to power. Chester Arthur was born on October 5, 1829 in Fairfield, Vermont to…

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  • King Arthur Predominance Of Harlotry

    However, Arthur himself is notably absent from most of the idylls, both in terms of physical presence and political influence, which allows various activities and plots to occur, thus failing to provide stability in his kingdom. One instance of Arthur’s lack of presence is his ignorance of Guinevere’s infidelity. At even the rumor that his wife might be associated with a woman who is potentially cheating on her husband, Geraint overreacts by isolating his wife from Camelot. Arthur, conversely,…

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  • Camelot: The Legend Of King Arthur

    King Arthur is said to be a medieval knight that was head of the kingdom Camelot. Many people debate on if he was real or not. Some say he was a military leader that fought off a Staxon invasion in the 5th and 6th centuries. His legend has been written by many authors, poets, and journalist. Not much is known about Arthur. Different writers have written different stories on Arthur. Some say he was a warrior that lead the British army. Others say he was an actually leader of Camelot. King…

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  • Examples Of Chivalry In King Arthur

    Humans all have some type of code that one must follow to be the “ideal person.” One code is the code of chivalry. What is chivalry? Chivalry is defined as a medieval system that knights follow. This system includes a religious, moral and social code. Knights were expected to be courageous, courteous, show great amounts of honor, as well as fight for justice, and be ready to help the weak to be seen as “the ideal knight.” One example of a legend where this code of chivalry is exposed is King…

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  • The Hero's Journey In King Arthur

    King Arthur was a film made based on the tale of Arthur and his knights. Throughout this story of the great hero Arthur, steps of the common hero’s journey and many literary elements were frequently exemplified. The film focused on the history and politics during the period in which Arthur ruled; a time when the Roman empire had collapsed and battles for power broke out in outlying countries. The Romans were impressed by the Sarmatian people’s fighting skills and in order for them to be spared,…

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  • Christian Influences In King Arthur

    The influence of the dominant cultural Christianity on the King Arthur narrative cannot be ignored. Mentions of the religion abound throughout the tale, particularly in the Quest for the Holy Grail. Arthur was portrayed as a devout Christian, even going into battle with a cross on his shield. However, Christian influences on the text could not have come from the original bards as Christianity first appeared in the country around 387 AD (Crichton 38). Therefore, somewhere along the way the…

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  • King Arthur Chivalry Analysis

    Chivalry is not Dead (An analysis of chivalry as observed in the Arthurian texts, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Song of Roland, Perceval, and Morte D’Arthur) Chivalry is commonly known as being gentleman-like. If someone has chivalry, he is respectful and holds the door for people. But where does this idea of chivalry come from? Back in the middle ages, the Code of Chivalry was born with the rise of King Arthur and his Knights. Scholar Chantry Westwell states, “The epic tales of King…

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