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Civilizations have always developed a system of myths and legends that the people have taken to heart.  This is true for the English people, whose hero and legends are King Arthur and his romantic tales of adventure.

Arthur was established as the King of Briton as a young boy.  From then under the tutelage of Merlin, he became a great king.  Arthur’s wish was to have a utopian society. 

The first stories about Arthur and his knights began in the sixth century.  However, it was not until the twelfth century that the stories evolved into true legends and were actually written down.

The most important of these writers was Geoffrey of Monmouth, who lived and worked between about 1100 and 1155. His History of the Kings of Britain contains the most detailed account of King Arthur written up to that time.

The other writers each added their own flavor to the stories.

  • Twelfth Century- French poet and monk, Chretien de Troyes advanced the legend, adding new tales of chivalrous knights as well as...

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