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KING ARTHUR - Ultimate Collection: 10 Books of Myths, Tales & The History Behind The Legendary King and His Knights Le Morte d'Arthur, The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights, Sir Lancelot and His Companions, Idylls of the King, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, The Mabinogion, Celtic Myths & Legends... von Malory, Thomas (eBook)

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KING ARTHUR - Ultimate Collection: 10 Books of Myths, Tales & The History Behind The Legendary King and His Knights

King Arthur is a legendary British ruler who, according to medieval histories and romances, led the defense of Britain against Saxon invaders in the late 5th and early 6th centuries AD. This Ultimate Collection contains the most important 10 books about King Arthur, The Holy Grail, Sir Lancelot, Sorcerer Merlin, the Excalibur, the Legendary Camelot, Adventures of the Noble Knights of the Round Table, as well as other connected British Celtic Legends and Myths: King Arthur - An Introduction by H. W. Mabie Le Morte d'Arthur by Thomas Malory The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights by James Knowles King Arthur and His Knights by Maude L. Radford The Story of King Arthur and His Knights by Howard Pyle The Story of the Champions of the Round Table by Howard Pyle The Story of Sir Launcelot and His Companions by Howard Pyle Idylls of the King by Alfred Tennyson Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Richard Morris The Mabinogion Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race

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    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: watermark
    Seitenzahl: 3215
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9788026884026
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KING ARTHUR - Ultimate Collection: 10 Books of Myths, Tales & The History Behind The Legendary King and His Knights

Preface

Table of Contents

After that I had accomplished and finished divers histories, as well of contemplation as of other historial and worldly acts of great conquerors and princes, and also certain books of ensamples and doctrine, many noble and divers gentlemen of this realm of England came and demanded me many and oft times, wherefore that I have not do made and imprint the noble history of the Saint Greal, and of the most renowned Christian king, first and chief of the three best Christian, and worthy, King Arthur, which ought most to be remembered among us Englishmen tofore all other Christian kings; for it is notoyrly known through the universal world, that there be nine worthy and the best that ever were, that is to wit, three Paynims, three Jews, and three Christian men. As for the Paynims, they were tofore the Incarnation of Christ, which were named, the first Hector of Troy, of whom the history is comen both in ballad and in prose, the second Alexander the Great, and the third Julius Caesar, Emperor of Rome, of whom the histories be well known and had. And as for the three Jews, which also were tofore the incarnation of our Lord, of whom the first was duke Joshua which brought the children of Israel into the land of behest, the second David king of Jerusalem, and the third Judas Machabeus, of these three the Bible rehearseth all their noble histories and acts. And since the said Incarnation have been three noble Christian men, stalled and admitted through the universal world into the number of the nine best and worthy. Of whom was first the noble Arthur, whose noble acts I purpose to write in this present book here following. The second was Charlemain, or Charles the Great, of whom the history is had in many places, both in French and in English. And the third and last was Godfrey of Boloine, of whose acts and life I made a book unto the excellent prince and king of noble memory, King Edward the Fourth.

The said noble gentlemen instantly required me to imprint the history of the said noble king and conqueror King Arthur, and of his knights, with the history of the Saint Greal, and of the death and ending of the said Arthur; affirming that I ought rather to imprint his acts and noble feats, than of Godfrey of Boloine, or any of the other eight, considering that he was a man born within this realm, and king and emperor of the same: and that there be in French divers and many noble volumes of his acts, and also of his knights. To whom I answered that divers men hold opinion that there was no such Arthur, and that all such books as been made of him be feigned and fables, because that some chronicles make of him no mention, nor remember him nothing, nor of his knights. Whereto they answered, and one in special said, that in him that should say or think that there was never such a king called Arthur might well be aretted great folly and blindness. For he said that there were many evidences of the contrary. First ye may see his sepulchre in the monastery of Glastonbury. And also in Policronicon, in the fifth book the sixth chapter, and in the seventh book the twenty-third chapter, where his body was buried, and after found, and translated into the said monastery. Ye shall see also in the history of Bochas, in his book De Casu Principum, part of his noble acts, and also of his fall. Also Galfridus in his British book recounteth his life: and in divers places of England many remembrances be yet of him, and shall remain perpetually, and also of his knights. First in the abbey of Westminster, at St. Edward's shrine, remaineth the print of his seal in red wax closed in beryl, in which is written, Patricius Arthurus Britannie, Gallie, Germanie, Dacie, Imperator. Item in the castle of Dover ye may see Gawaine's skull, and Cradok's mantle: at Winchester the Round Table: in other places Launcelot's sword and many other things. Then all these things considered, there can no man rea

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