King Uther is Arthur's father and predecessor. While King of England he killed the Earl of Cornwall and then married his wife Queen Igraine. Before they were married, Igraine gave birth to their son—Arthur—who had to be hidden away because he was born out of wedlock. Before marrying Uther, Igraine had had three daughters with the Earl of Cornwall—Morgause, Morgan Le Fay and Elaine.
King Uther Pendragon Quotes in The Once and Future King
The The Once and Future King quotes below are all either spoken by King Uther Pendragon or refer to King Uther Pendragon. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the Ace Books edition of The Once and Future King published in 1987.).
King Uther Pendragon Character Timeline in The Once and Future King
The timeline below shows where the character King Uther Pendragon appears in The Once and Future King. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 1, Chapter 14
...Overlord, oversees all the activities of his household. One morning he receives a letter from King Uther Pendragon , saying that Sir Ector is to receive the King's huntsman to hunt boars in... (full context)
Book 1, Chapter 22
Book 1, Chapter 24
Book 2, Chapter 1
Gawaine is telling the story of their grandmother, Igraine the Countess of Cornwall, with whom King Uther Pendragon fell in love. The King tried to seduce the Countess although she was married and... (full context)
Book 2, Chapter 3
...to happen; there is going to be a war because of Queen Morgause and because King Uther killed her father, the Earl of Cornwall. Arthur considers—he says that Queen Morgause is justified... (full context)
Book 2, Chapter 14