Did King Arthur have a round table?
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Yes, it sat 12 great knights, but one was remained empty until one knight came along....
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"The Discovery of King Arthur" . In "The Discovery of King Arthur", historian Geoffrey Ashe argues very convincingly that the arthurian legends are ultimately based on a British leader who probably held sway from 455-470 A.D. and is known in historical documents as Riothomus. This was probably so…me kind of title rather than a personal name since it translates roughly as king-most. Little is definitively known about his career except that in 470 he led a substantial force of Britons across the English channel to help the Romans fight barbarians.. He originated from the southern England - Eastern Wales area . Yes. It is also thought that he originated from the southern England - Eastern Wales area. He is believed to have held off Anglo-Saxon advances into Wessex until his death.. Le Morte D' Arthur and the Legends of the Round Table . Read the book Le Morte D' Arthur: King Arthur and the Legends of the Round Table by Sir Thomas Malory, it gives you the whole story.. There was an Arthur in England, but he was never king. He was a leader in the Roman army and a Roman himself . No, it did not happen. Yes it is nice to refer to books. But those books are made up. It all started out with Parzival but that book was written ages after Arthur was sayed to have lived. And before the publification of the book there are no records of King Arthur.. There is no evidence that there was a round table with knights. There is no evidence that Arthur has been king of England.. Answer . It appears that the real Arthur was a Roman-British military leader in the period after most of the Romans had left Britain. He was active in the west or north-west of England and possibly also Wales.. Arthur became a cult figure, a myth, an icon for the Britons as they fought against the Anglo-Saxons. It's this mythology that was later developed into "King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table" and all that.. The fact is that Le Morte D' Arthur was written in the middle ages by Thomas Malory and is a work of brilliance but is pure fiction. The events were supposed to have happened during 'the age of chivalry,' but there was nothing chivalrous about the 'Adventus Saxonum' which is a period much earlier in English (real) history around mid 5th to beginning of 6th century AD and when Arthur was most likely to have lived, albeit as a Brython/Roman leader. . Moreover, any 'real' Arthur living around AD 500 wouldn't have had knights, and that round table wasn't mentioned till several centuries later. ( Full Answer )
England, Avalon, or Cornwall.... The island is Avalon, which may be mythical. Arthur was reportedly buried there -- according to the legend, however, he is only sleeping. There is more than one candidate for the location of Avalon, one being Glastonbury, which was surrounded by marshlands befor…e they were drained. Arthur's remains were reportedly discovered there in the 11th century but it was probably a hoax cooked up by Glastonbury Abbey in order to attract pilgrims (and their offerings). Another possible candidate is St. Michael's Mount in Cornwall, which can be reached by a causeway at low tide. Caveat emptor. The Arthurian legends are mostly just that -- legends. There probably was an historic Arthur, a Celtic chief who led the resistance to Anglo-Saxon invaders. But in Arthur's time, there were no knights in England. The concept of knighthood, chivalry, and all the other Arthurian trappings, did not arrive in England until the Norman Conquest in 1066 -- centuries after Arthur's time. England- its the word that starts with an e and has 7 letters ( Full Answer )
Actually, contrary to popular belief, King Arthur never had a round table, in fact he had never owned a table in his life or had anyone else he knew because tables had not been invented. They ate squatting or sitting on the floor around a central hearth. The Welsh did not even have a word for table …until they borrowed the word "bord" (meaning "board") from Old English. A table is just a board on trestles. The Welsh adapted the word as "bwrd". Presumably some teller or Arthurian tales was explaining that Arthur's men ate sitting in a circle, and some of his hearers, unable to conceive of noble knights eating sitting or squatting on the floor of a castle, invented the Round Table in their own minds, and probably thought that was what the story teller was describing. ( Full Answer )
he used his awsome skill to get a round table naa just joken Merlin cut it from a massive tree he used his awsome skill to get a round table naa just joken Merlin cut it from a massive tree
There is no "real story" of Arthurian legends, because it is just that- a legend. Arthur's very existence is a matter of debate, though there is evidence of a King Arthur of Britain. However the legends vary and whilst the crucial plot usually stays the same the vast majority has been fiddled with… over time. Lancelot and Guinevere; the Grail knight(s), although Galahad is almost always involved; even who the villains were- were Mordred and Morgan really at fault or were they victims? ( Full Answer )
King Arthur's wife (Guinevere or some variant spelling)'s father gave it to him as a wedding present.
The stories of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table are legends, passed down through an oral tradition. In other words, there is no "author" of the tales.. The tales were first gathered into a collection by Sir Thomas Mallory ("Le Morte D'Arthur"), and later by TH White ("The Once and Fut…ure King"). Alfred, Lord Tennyson also wrote a poetic version of the tales, called "Idylls of the King." ( Full Answer )
The one story that I have read described Merlin cutting the table from a very large tree near his home which he then took to Camelot.
No. They are part of English folklore. The knights of the round table are a romantisiced view of the middle ages, if there was a King Arthur then he might have been around in the dark ages, say before AD 700, but nothing is proven or known about him in fact. Camelot may have been in Wales, Cornwall …or Somerset, but no one knows for certain if it existed at all. Myth & legend, but I guess it's a cracking yarn for all that..... ( Full Answer )
Different stories had different numbers of knights, ranging from only 12 to 150 or more. The Winchester Round Table, which dates from the 1270s lists 25 names of knights.. See the related link for a list of names.. The only medieval account which says there were 12 knights of the Round Table, plus… the Siege Perilous, is the prose Perceval which claims to be by Robert de Boron. Though this work does not specifically name the Knights of the Round Table, perhaps by chance, exactly 13 prominent Arthurian knights are mentioned in this work: . Kay the Seneschal . Bedwyr . Gawain son of King Lot . Mordred son of King Lot . Garries son of King Lot (Malory's Gareth) . Guirres son of King Lot (Malory's Gaheris) . Yvain son of King Urien . Yvain White-hands . Lancelot of the Lake . Saigremor . Dodinel . Erec . Perceval sits in the Siege Perilous in this story, as the thirteenth knight. ( Full Answer )
He got the round table from cutting it down from a very large tree then took it to camelot. i love you
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I believe it's so that no one would be at the head of the table, therefore giving everyone an equal seat at the table.
the round table that king Arthur sat so every one had an equal space and no one was arguing that who go to sit at the front of the table.
historians believe that there was a real arthur, but i don't believe that the Round Table Knights existed.
The Welsh claim him; most of the names are Welsh. The Cornish claim him; Gorlois, Morgan le Fey's mother and Ygraine's first husband, was the Duke of Tintagel. The French claim him; Sir Lancelot du lac, is French for Sir Lancelot of the Lake (as he was the stepson of the Lady of the Lake, Nim…ueh) Also Le Morte d'Arthur translates into The Death of Arthur - from French, obviously. The Scottish claim him. The English claim him. The Irish claim him. Needless to say, we don't actually know. My guess is Wales/Cornwall, although I know Ireland and England are quite a big part of the legend. Check this link out: http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/documents/Arthurian_Genealogy.pdf it shows the genealogy behind each character :D ( Full Answer )
King Arthur was known for his stand on chivarly. A round table had no head, therefore everybody who sat at it was equal.
The Round Table was where Arthur sat with his Knights. It was given to him as a wedding present by Guinevere's father, and it showed equality through all the knights. The number seated around the table varies, but a minimum is about 12. There was a seat left empty where all who sat in it would die… except one knight, the purest of knights- Sir Galahad, who sought the Holy Grail and is almost always listed as one of the Grail knights, if not the only Grail knight. A Round Table is viewable at Winchester Castle, and lists 25 knights, including Arthur himself. ( Full Answer )
He didn't have to earn a place there, he was the founder of the order.
King Arthur, Sir Gwain, Sir Lancelot, Sir Perceval, Sir Galahad, Sir Bors, Sir Kay, Bedivere, Lucan the Butler, Sir Girflet, Sir Yvain, Sir Erec, Cador, Hoel, King Pellinor, Tristan, Morholt, Palemedes, Dinadam :)))
The names and number of knights vary from retelling to retelling. In some there are as few as 9, in some as many as 500 knights. The most well-known knights were King Arthur, Sir Lancelot, Sir Robin, Sir Gallahad/Galahad/Galahalt, Sir Percivalt/Percival/Percivale, Sir Gawain/Gawaine/Gwaine, Sir Be…divere/Bedievere, Sir Bors, Sir Ector/Hector, Sir Kay/Kai/Cai, Sir Gareth, Sir Gaheris, Sir Agravaine/Agravain and Sir Tristam. However there are many more knights, whose stories vary between retellings, and many variant spellings. The Black Knight was never a knight of the round table because he betrayed King Arthur. ( Full Answer )
There was no real round table. It is merely the stuff of legend, like most of the stories about King Arthur.
King Arthur, Sir Lancelot, Sir Gawain, Sir Tristran (Tristan, just depends on how you spell it), Arthur's wife Guinevere maybe. Kind of depends on what story your reading.
They sat at the round table so that no man could say that he was better than the rest because everyone was equal and no man sat at the ends.
king Arthur became a king after he pulled out the sawed from the stone also he got the knight table as a present from Merlin th magian but the round table doesnt last that long to to sir lancelots betrail with king arthur.
Arthur's last battle is usually reckoned to be Camlann - provisionally dated to 537 AD.
There are many different stories of King Arthur and his Knights - almost all of them fictional. In many of the stories the important knights are different from in other stories. Some knights who were important in different versions of the story include Lancelot, Gawain, Percival, Bedivere, Bors, G…alahad, Tristan, Yvain - and of course Queen Guinever, Morgana la Fay, and the wicked Mordred. ( Full Answer )
no, the higher the knight's rank, the farther to King Arthur's right he sat. To the king's immediate right was Lancelot. To his left were the least experienced knights.
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Guinevere's father, King Leodegrance, gives Arthur the round table as a wedding gift for both Arthur and Guinevere.
Sir Galahad, Sir Lancelot du Lac, Sir Gauen, Sir Gawain, Sir Percyvale, Sir Lyonell and Sir Trystram Delyens
No, Guinevere's father gave Arthur the round table as a wedding gift to symbolize unity. Hope You like my answer
In the medieval tales which provide dates, Arthur is said to be reigning during the 4th and/or 5th centuries. Exact dates, when given, are inconsistent with one another.
The round table was used rather than a more conventional rectangle so that there would be no 'seating plan'. According to Sir Thomas Malory in the Morte D'Arthur , King Arthur implemented the Round Table because his knights kept fighting over who got the most prestigious seats at a normal, rectangu…lar table (presumably those near the head of the table). By using a round table instead, Arthur made each seat equally prestigious, as a circle has no head or foot. ( Full Answer )
In feudal England, most tables were made as rectangles, with the person at the head of the table being accorded the most power. Each person was seated a certain distance away from the head of the table, and the further away you were, the less power you had. King Arthur revolutionized this by having… his most trusted knights sit with him at a round table, in effect declaring all of them as equals with the king . ( Full Answer )
Probably. The majority of the stories are probably made up, but there is evidence of a King Arthur of Britain. There is also Round Table at Winchester in England. In the loosest sense, yes it is a story, because a story can be fact or fiction, it is still considered a story.
a legend is a story about something that has been embellished. so i would have to say yes, because there are actual written records of king arthur
it was called the round table because it was around table and it was a plase for metings
It's believed Malory finished writing the Morte d'Arthur in 1469. It was first published in 1485 by Caxton. (DK)
The king that is often connected to the legend of the Round Table is King Arthur, the famed British leader of the late 5th and early 6th centuries. Arthurian legend is heavily based on imaginative and exaggerated folklore as well as fictitious literary accounts. The origin of the Round Table is said… to have been based on the fact that Arthur wanted to keep his knights from arguing; a circular table has no head, so everyone seated there would be equal. This account is attributed to the Norman poet Wace. ( Full Answer )
Sir Galahad. Sir Launcelot Deulake. Sir Lancelot du Lac. Sir Gauen. Sir Gawain. Sir Percyvale Sir Percivale. Sir Lyonell Sir Lionell. Sir Trystram Delyens. Sir Tristram de Lyones. Sir Garethe. Sir Gareth .
the round table is ringed shape symbolising eternal which basically means the knights which are based there serve eternally as heroes to the kings people.
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I found 10 facts about Arthur what no one knew. Help. Is the writer Mordred? Arthur? Who?
Well, the legend takes place in the medieval era, but if King Arthur actually existed it would have around the 5th Century and he wouldn't have been the medieval King that we all know. He would probably have been some kind of a warlord who fought the Saxon invaders.
mythology folklore possibly fantasy (depending on which parts of the legend) adventure romance sci-fi
The movie that features the Round Table of King Arthur is the movie titled King Arthur. King Arthur was released in 2004 and has a run time of 126min. King Arthur was directed by Antoine Fuqua.
The story of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table have no basis in history. They are called legends and fables.
According to most Arthurian legends, he had 12 nights, and his most famous knight, who later betrayed his was his first knight, Lancelot.
They are classified as fables because we don't have any documentedhistory that can prove his existence, and all of the legends camewell after that historical period, and are almost certainlyfictional.