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Last Updated on July 29, 2019, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 301
Knighthood in the Morte d'Arthur, 1985, by Beverly Kennedy, examines knighthood as found in several medieval texts.
The Idylls of the King, 1833, by Tennyson, is a poetic presentation of the story of Arthur, from his meeting with Guinevere to the time of his death.
History of the Kings of Britain, 1136, by Geoffrey of Monmouth (reprinted in 1977 by Viking Penguin), is an epic work that begins with the founding of Britain. This book provides a history of Arthur, and may have served as one of Malory's sources.
The Evolution of Arthurian Romance: The Verse Tradition from Chretien to Froissart, 1998 by Beate Schmolke-Hasselmann (originally published in German in 1985), is a study of Arthurian verse romance. In it the author argues that scholars need to redraw the lines on the literary and linguistic map of medieval Britain and France.
Edmund Spenser's, The Faerie Queene, 1590-1596, incorporates many of the ideas and characters from Malory's work, including King Arthur and the search for the ideal, in this case the Faerie Queene.
The Scolemaster, 1570, by Roger Ascham (reprinted in 1996 by Thoemmes Press) provides Ascham's theories on education and includes his concerns about the moral influences of some books.
The Sword in Anglo-Saxon England: Its Archaeology and literature, 1995, by Hilda Ellis Davidson, is a study of the archaeological evidence on the importance of the sword and of sword making in medieval literature. This book includes many illustrations.
Early Medieval, 1994, by George Henderson, explores the connections between art and civilization, covering the period from the fifth century to about the tenth.
Early Medieval Architecture, 1999, by Roger Stalley, examines the development of medieval architecture by exploring the social and religious influences of the period.
The Arthurian Legends: An Illustrated Anthology, 1992, by Richard Barber, contains a collection of all the many Arthurian legends, each set into its literary and historical context.