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KING ARTHUR “REX QUONDAM ET REXQUE FUTURUS”. GEOFFREY ASHE SAYS… If the name of King Arthur is mentioned, I suppose what comes to mind is not so much.

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1 KING ARTHUR “REX QUONDAM ET REXQUE FUTURUS”

2 GEOFFREY ASHE SAYS… If the name of King Arthur is mentioned, I suppose what comes to mind is not so much one person as a whole array of characters and themes, a montage so to speak. Of course we do think first of the King, the magnificent monarch of a glorified or idealized medieval realm. If the name of King Arthur is mentioned, I suppose what comes to mind is not so much one person as a whole array of characters and themes, a montage so to speak. Of course we do think first of the King, the magnificent monarch of a glorified or idealized medieval realm. But we think also of his Queen, of the fair and wayward Guinevere, we think of his enchanter, Merlin, who presided over his birth, who set him on the throne.There were the knights of the Round Table, vowed to the highest ideals of chivalry, and the greatest of them, Sir Lancelot, who, of course, has a tragic love affair with the Queen. But we think also of his Queen, of the fair and wayward Guinevere, we think of his enchanter, Merlin, who presided over his birth, who set him on the throne.There were the knights of the Round Table, vowed to the highest ideals of chivalry, and the greatest of them, Sir Lancelot, who, of course, has a tragic love affair with the Queen.

3 THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING

4 KING ARTHUR His name is synonymous with wisdom and fairness. The names of his wife, Guinevere, magician, Merlin, and knights are household words. His sword, Excalibur, symbolizes righteous power. His capitol city, Camelot, is an icon for earthly perfection, and with all this, we still aren't sure that he ever actually lived. His name is synonymous with wisdom and fairness. The names of his wife, Guinevere, magician, Merlin, and knights are household words. His sword, Excalibur, symbolizes righteous power. His capitol city, Camelot, is an icon for earthly perfection, and with all this, we still aren't sure that he ever actually lived.

5 ARTHUR AND MERLIN

6 MERLIN Merlin first appears in extant records (Armes Prydein, Y Gododdin) from the early 10th century as a mere prophet, but his role gradually evolved into that of magician, prophet and advisor, active in all phases of the administration of King Arthur's kingdom. He was apparently given the name Emrys (or Ambrosius) at his birth in Caer-Fyrddin (Carmarthen). Merlin first appears in extant records (Armes Prydein, Y Gododdin) from the early 10th century as a mere prophet, but his role gradually evolved into that of magician, prophet and advisor, active in all phases of the administration of King Arthur's kingdom. He was apparently given the name Emrys (or Ambrosius) at his birth in Caer-Fyrddin (Carmarthen).King ArthurKing Arthur

7 DRAGONS RED AND WHITE

8 MERLIN AND NIMUE

9 LADY OF THE LAKE (NIMUE) The Lady of the Lake was the foster-mother of Sir Lancelot and raised him beneath the murky waters of her Lake. She is best known for her presentation to King Arthur of his magical sword Excalibur. The Lady of the Lake was the foster-mother of Sir Lancelot and raised him beneath the murky waters of her Lake. She is best known for her presentation to King Arthur of his magical sword Excalibur.King ArthurKing Arthur Merlin had met the Lady and fallen so deeply in love with her that he agreed to teach her all his mystical powers. Unfortunately,the Lady became so powerful that her magical skills outshone even her teacher and she imprisoned him in Glass Tower.The Lady of the Lake reclaimed her sword when Arthur was fatally wounded at the Battle of Camlann and Excalibur was hurled back to misty waters. She was later one of the three Queens who escorted the King to Avalon. Merlin had met the Lady and fallen so deeply in love with her that he agreed to teach her all his mystical powers. Unfortunately,the Lady became so powerful that her magical skills outshone even her teacher and she imprisoned him in Glass Tower.The Lady of the Lake reclaimed her sword when Arthur was fatally wounded at the Battle of Camlann and Excalibur was hurled back to misty waters. She was later one of the three Queens who escorted the King to Avalon.

10 GUINEVERE AND LANCELOT

11 GUINEVERE She is called the daughter of King Leodegrance of Cameliard by Malory and wife of King Arthur by everyone. Her name is spelled differently depending on where you look. It can be either the traditional Guinevere, or Guenevere, or Guenievre, or Guenhumare or Ginevra. In Welsh, she is Gwenhwyfar; in Cornish, Jenefer. Whatever Guinevere was or was not, she has been a useful tool in the hands of the romancers throughout the centuries and has greatly enhanced the legends of King Arthur. She is called the daughter of King Leodegrance of Cameliard by Malory and wife of King Arthur by everyone. Her name is spelled differently depending on where you look. It can be either the traditional Guinevere, or Guenevere, or Guenievre, or Guenhumare or Ginevra. In Welsh, she is Gwenhwyfar; in Cornish, Jenefer. Whatever Guinevere was or was not, she has been a useful tool in the hands of the romancers throughout the centuries and has greatly enhanced the legends of King Arthur.King ArthurKing Arthur

12 ARTHUR, MERLIN AND EXCALIBUR

13 EXCALIBUR The Name "Excalibur" was first used for King Arthur's sword by the French Romancers. It was not the famous "Sword in the Stone" (which broke in battle), but a second sword acquired by the King through the intercession of his druidic advisor Merlin. Worried that Arthur would fall in battle, Merlin took the King to a magical lake where a mysterious hand thrust itself up from the water, holding aloft a magnificent sword. It was the Lady of the Lake offering Arthur a magic unbreakable blade, fashioned by an Avalonian elf smith, along with a scabbard which would protect him as long as he wore it. The Name "Excalibur" was first used for King Arthur's sword by the French Romancers. It was not the famous "Sword in the Stone" (which broke in battle), but a second sword acquired by the King through the intercession of his druidic advisor Merlin. Worried that Arthur would fall in battle, Merlin took the King to a magical lake where a mysterious hand thrust itself up from the water, holding aloft a magnificent sword. It was the Lady of the Lake offering Arthur a magic unbreakable blade, fashioned by an Avalonian elf smith, along with a scabbard which would protect him as long as he wore it.King ArthurMerlinLady of the LakeKing ArthurMerlinLady of the Lake

14 CAMELOT

15 CAMELOT A town named Camelot was first introduced into the Arthurian legend by the late 12th century French poet Chrétien De Troyes in his tale of Lancelot. However, it is mentioned but briefly and its status within the Kingdom of Britain is certainly never established. It was writers of the following century who declared it to be the chief residence of the High-King Arthur and embroidered the elaborate portrayal that we recognise today. A town named Camelot was first introduced into the Arthurian legend by the late 12th century French poet Chrétien De Troyes in his tale of Lancelot. However, it is mentioned but briefly and its status within the Kingdom of Britain is certainly never established. It was writers of the following century who declared it to be the chief residence of the High-King Arthur and embroidered the elaborate portrayal that we recognise today.Chrétien De TroyesChrétien De Troyes

16 THE ROUND TABLE

17 The Round Table - first mentioned by Wace in his "Roman de Brut" as the highest Order of Chivalry at the Court of King Arthur. Its members followed a strict code of honour and service. Sir Thomas Malory outlines this as: The Round Table - first mentioned by Wace in his "Roman de Brut" as the highest Order of Chivalry at the Court of King Arthur. Its members followed a strict code of honour and service. Sir Thomas Malory outlines this as: King ArthurSir Thomas Malory King ArthurSir Thomas Malory To never do outrage nor murder To never do outrage nor murder Always to flee treason Always to flee treason To by no means be cruel but to give mercy unto him who asks for mercy To by no means be cruel but to give mercy unto him who asks for mercy To always do ladies, gentlewomen and widows succour To always do ladies, gentlewomen and widows succour To never force ladies, gentlewomen or widows To never force ladies, gentlewomen or widows Not to take up battles in wrongful quarrels for love or worldly goods Not to take up battles in wrongful quarrels for love or worldly goods

18 GALAHAD

19 LE MORTE D’ARTHUR

20 LANCELOT AND FOUR QUEENS

21 LA BELLE DAME SANS MERCI (NIMUE)

22 QUEEN GUINEVERE

23 THE HOLY GRAIL

24 ST. JOSEPH OF ARIMATHEA The Holy Grail was a vessel used by Christ at the Last Supper. Given to his grand-uncle, St. Joseph of Arimathea, it was used by him to collect Christ's blood and sweat while Joseph tended him on the Cross. After Christ's death, Joseph was apparently imprisoned in a rock tomb similar to the one he had given for the body of his grand-nephew. Left to starve, he was sustained for several years by the power of the Grail which provided him with fresh food and drink every morning. The Holy Grail was a vessel used by Christ at the Last Supper. Given to his grand-uncle, St. Joseph of Arimathea, it was used by him to collect Christ's blood and sweat while Joseph tended him on the Cross. After Christ's death, Joseph was apparently imprisoned in a rock tomb similar to the one he had given for the body of his grand-nephew. Left to starve, he was sustained for several years by the power of the Grail which provided him with fresh food and drink every morning.St. Joseph of ArimatheaSt. Joseph of Arimathea

25 APPARITION OF THE HOLY GRAIL

26 ARTHUR AND THREE QUEENS

27 ARTHUR, MERLIN AND GUINEVERE

28 GEOFFREY ASHE SAYS… … And at the end is the tragedy of Arthur's downfall, his passing away at the isle of Avalon and another mystery that we do not know what really happened to him that he was said to be immortal, that one day he would return and restore the golden age in his country. … And at the end is the tragedy of Arthur's downfall, his passing away at the isle of Avalon and another mystery that we do not know what really happened to him that he was said to be immortal, that one day he would return and restore the golden age in his country.


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