Presentation on theme: "King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table"— Presentation transcript:
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 ( )* 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 Arthur’s 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? * Guinevere’s name is spelled many different ways.* Guinevere was easily taken advantage of.* Guinevere was very beautiful.* Guinevere was Arthur’s 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 knight’s 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. Faith2. Honor3. Courtesy4. Loyalty5. Bravery6. ModestyThe 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 Knight2. Aspects of a romance3. Examples of the Chivalric Code4. References to Christianity5. References to the Anglo-Saxon EraHomework: Read “Sir Gawain and The GreenKnight” for Tuesday (Pgs ). Write downexamples of the above and be prepared to discuss.