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Le Morte d’Arthur Thursday, Feb. 28. Background Info Written by Sir Thomas Malory Published in 1485 About a fictional, but legendary King of England roughly.

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1 Le Morte d’Arthur Thursday, Feb. 28

2 Background Info Written by Sir Thomas Malory Published in 1485 About a fictional, but legendary King of England roughly based on historical events of this time Historical information at this time: – The Wars of the Roses The House of Lancaster vs. the House of York The Red Rose vs. The White Rose

3 The Wars of the Roses Causes – 1.) The rivalry between the house of York and the House of Lancaster started when King Richard II was overthrown by his cousin, Henry Bolingbroke, Duke of Lancaster, in – 2.) Civil unrest of much of the population at this time – 3.) The availability of many powerful lords with their own private armies – 4.) A struggle for power among distant relatives

4 The Results The battle was fought between the armies of Richard III and Henry VII. Richard’s army was larger but was nonetheless beaten Henry was crowned King after winning the battle His name was Henry Tudor and thus he was the first ‘Tudor’ King He bought peace to England after 85 years of civil war

5 Le Morte D’Arthur The Story of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table Begins with Arthur’s conception and birth, and concluding with his death. Throughout the story we meet handsome knights, beautiful ladies, and become immersed in the land of Camelot. The name and characters of “Arthur” was already known at this time. In the sixth-century a Roman-British General named Arthur battled against invading Saxons.

6 Arthurian Legend Excalibur Avalon Merlin Lady of the Lake Lady of Shallot Camelot The Round Table


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