What was the round table?

The round table was a unique table used by King Arthur. The purpose was to make everyone who sat at the table feel equal to one another. Tables are often rectangle. The person who sits at the "head" (or front end) of the table is said to be the master of the table. With a round table, there is no front end, and everyone feels equal, as long as the chairs are the same height off the ground. If the chairs at the table are of different height, the tall chair is thought to be better than the lower chair.