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That is a complicated question, because most people believe that King Arthur has no basis is historical fact, but is actually just a part of literature... a fable. Not to say that a fable can't have an impact on literature, because lots of people picked up on King Arthur as an ideal. The perfect king. That idea survives to this day, and the idea of King Arthur has influenced ideas about what it means to be good, to be a gentleman, and what chivalry is about. It is possible that the character of King Arthur was based on a real person, but even if so, the whole idea has become romanticized and idealized. Mainly King Artur has had an effect on literature from within literature... people grasping on to the idea of a king who was truly good, who never abused his authority... who treated people with less power than himself still with respect. People like to have heroes that are better than themselves, who they can look up to and try to be like. In that respect, King Arthur stands as a beacon of hope to many. And if literature changed, and still changes, to give us more ideal heroes, then perhaps that means that humainity still hopes to perfect itself. :)

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What form of literature is The Legend Of King Arthur?

mythology


Where can i find up to date literature on King Arthur?

wikipedia is a great resource site


What are some reference books regarding King Arthur and Arthurian literature?

For the most comprehensive, overall survey of anything to do with King Arthur and Arthurian legend, see "The New Arthurian Encyclopedia" edited by Norris J. Lacy. Also excellent are "The World of King Arthur" by Christopher Snyder, which is an overview, and "The Reign of Arthur" by Christopher Gildow, which in two parts covers both the historical evidence and the literature.


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King of the Britain's in King Arthur's time?

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How was King Arthur related to the king?

King Arthur was King Uther Pendragon's son.


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What is King Arthur's royal surname?

King Arthur's surname is Pendragon. Arthur Pendragon.


What time did King Arthur live in?

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What year did King Arthur become king?

king arthur became king in 1300 bc


How does king Arthur become king?

King Arthur became king by pulling the sword from the stone.


Who is kay in story of King Arthur?

Sir Kay is King Arthur's foster father's son and King Arthur's knight.


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his momma The question is not specific enough to answer. Events in which story or text? There's a lot of Arthurian literature.


Who were some heroes in literature?

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Which movie features the famous Round Table of King Arthur?

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.


Who ruled Camalot after King Arthur?

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King Arthur's nephew?

King Arthur's nephew is Mordred


Who is King Arthur's wife?

King Arthur's wife was Guinevere of King Leodegrance's court.


What had made King Arthur successful king?

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Why did King Arthur become king?

King Arthur became the King because, he pulled the sword from the stone.


Who is the protagonist in King Arthur?

King Arthur himself is the protagonist in the story of King Arthur. Guinevere was the love interest and Lancelot was the conflict.


What has the author Ann G Martin written?

Ann G. Martin has written: 'Shame and disgrace at King Arthur's court' -- subject(s): Arthurian romances, Civilization, Medieval, in literature, Courts and courtiers in literature, German literature, History and criticism, Knights and knighthood in literature, Shame in literature


Who was the son of king uther pendragon?

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