Le Morte d’Arthur


Sir Thomas Malory

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The Round Table

Midway through the book, we learn that Arthur’s Round Table is a creation of Merlin, who made the table shaped like the world, which it reflects and symbolizes. Arthur fills the seats of…

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King Arthur is raised by a relatively unknown knight, Sir Ector, rather than in the splendor of a royal court, as his lineage might predict. It is only by pulling the enchanted sword from…

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The Holy Grail (Sangreal)

The Holy Grail is a silver vessel that, according to much more ancient legends, originally held the food Jesus Christ ate at Passover dinner on the night before he died. In Malory’s book, the Holy…

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