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  • Collection: Excalibur (1981)

The origins of the legendary King Arthur and his successes and failures, as the rising leader of Camelot, until his death, as told in Malory’s Le Morte D'Arthur.

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In this late fifteenth-century German ink drawing, King Arthur is shown next to Charlemagne, the famous Carolingian emperor, and Godfrey of Bouillon, one of the most prominent knights of the First Crusade. The arrangement of this image is to show…

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This sixteenth-century German engraving was made to show King Arthur as a regal warrior. The attire, an elaborate plate of armor, King Arthur is wearing is over the top and makes him instantly recognizable. The portrayal of Arthur wearing clunky…

This excerpt comes from chapter IV of book I of Le Morte D’Arthur written by Thomas Malory in 1485. Malory drew from previous Arthurian romances as a way to link the various legends of King Arthur together. The work spans from the circumstances of…
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