The Legend of King Arthur Lauren Plant. Before his Birth Son of Uther Pendragon Uther desires to marry Igraine wife of Gorlois duke of Cornwall Uther.
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Before his Birth Son of Uther Pendragon Uther desires to marry Igraine wife of Gorlois duke of Cornwall Uther tricks Igraine with Merlin’s help Arthur is conceived
Arthur’s Early Years Arthur becomes king while he is young: Sword in the Stone Merlin guides him to be a wise king In a series of 12 battles, he establishes himself as the ruler of Britian
Arthur’s Middle Years Marries Lady Guenevere Establishes a long period of peace Builds nation unmatched in culture and wealth Establishes order of knighthood dedicated to chivalry and freedom: Knights of the Round Table
Arthur's Demise Lady Guenevere and Sir Lancelot start bad cycle Arthur leaves Camelot in the hands of Mordred Arthur is mortally wounded in the battle and is carried to the Island of Avalon His wounds are tended to, he remains alive waiting to return and restore England to the golden age
Man or Myth? No evidence of an actual King Arthur Based on Riothamus Based on Artur or Arturius, the son of Aidan
Is King Arthur Riothamus? Riothamus = “Greatest King” was said to have campaigned in Gaul and disappeared around 470 in Burgundy But the Welsh said Riothamus died in Camlann fighting another Briton in 539 After he liberated the Britons his story became legend and blown out of proportion.
Or Is he Artur Son of Aidan? Artur or Arturius, the son of Aidan, and a real 6th century figure Son of a most powerful King Was Christian (most were pagans) Ally to the Northern King Urien, who was a real historical figure and in the legends as an ally of Arthur
Continued… He was an ally of the Kings of the Britons in the wars in the North against the Saxons/Angles and the Picts. He died in battle against the Picts. Artur or Arturius had a sister or half sister called Morgan, as did King Arthur of legend.