A Guide to Arthurian Literature

A Guide to Arthurian Literature

This week is all about King Arthur and his Knights on The Medieval Podcast. Danièle is joined by Peter Konieczny to discuss their favourite tales from Arthurian literature and how the story has changed over time.

Some of the books to get you started in reading Arthurian literature include:

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, translated by J.R.R. Tolkien

King Arthur’s Death: The Middle English Stanzaic Morte Arthur and Alliterative Morte Arthure – from TEAMS

The History of the Kings of Britain, by Geoffrey of Monmouth (also the Variant Version)

Le Morte Darthur, by Sir Thomas Malory

See also:

The Medieval Sleeping Beauty

Lancelot Can Keep His T-Shirt

Historicity of King Arthur – from Wikipedia

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Top Image: King Arthur depicted around the year 1400 as part of the Nine Heroes Tapestries. Image courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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