King Arthur

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King Arthur

  1. 1. What are some things you already know about King Arthur?
  2. 2. There is debate on whether King Arthur was a real person, or just a legendary figure. Let's take a look at some information and see if we can figure this out...
  3. 3. <ul><ul><li>King Arthur’s History </li></ul></ul><ul><li>He was the son of Uther Pendragon and Igraine of Cornwall.  </li></ul><ul><li>He is said to have taken the thrown after his father passed away, Arthur earned his title as &quot;King of the Britains&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>He was the King of the Celtic Kingdom around the fifth century. </li></ul><ul><li>In early stories he is said to have been a military leader, and in later ones he is a king or emperor. </li></ul>
  4. 4. King Arthur…The Legend
  5. 5. What is a legend? A legend is a written or spoken narrative that could realistically have happened.  They may include miracles that are believed to have happened according to a certain set of beliefs people may have.
  6. 6. According to the Legend of King Arthur...   <ul><li>  Arthur was born in very  troubled times   </li></ul><ul><li>Merlin, a wise magician advised Arthur's parents to send away their baby to live in a secret and safe place   </li></ul><ul><li>There were many question of who would be the King of England during this time period </li></ul><ul><li>To prevent an unqualified man from taking the throne, Merlin used his magic to set a sword into a piece of stone. </li></ul>
  7. 7.   Legend <ul><li>Legend has it that as a child Arthur pulled a sword out of an anvil, a task that no grown man could do. This event is what made Arthur King. </li></ul><ul><li>King Arthur's sword was named &quot;Excalibur&quot; because it was thought to have magical powers that aided him in every battle. </li></ul><ul><li>Merlin is a wizard who is said to have been King Arthur's close advisor. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Arthur as King  -Married Guinevere (who supposedly cheated on him with Lancelot) -Arthur's knights sat at a round table so none of them would feel higher privileged -Defended England against Saxon invaders -Defeated a Roman emperor and became emperor himself -Lead crusades in search of the Holy Grail -Legend has it...he NEVER died
  9. 9. Whether or not King Arthur really existed is hard to say, but the stories that are told of him have made a strong impact on much of the literature of the Middle ages, as well as the literature that we read today.

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