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Anglo-Norman Literature: Part II ~ Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

This romantic verse is dated to the late 14th Century, but it may have developed a bit earlier. The author of the piece remains as “anonymous”; however many scholars view the author of “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” to be the same as the author of “Pearl,” another poem of merit from the time period.  1,148 more words

British History

The Great Halls of King Arthur's Court - Tintagel - Cornwall 26.7.15

The Great Halls of King Arthur

In the earliest layers of legend – King Arthur is a pre-Christian British leader – who unites the land and brings peace and prosperity to the land of Britain.  248 more words

Human Interest

'Tis A Silly Place

When I was thirteen, I was scanning the Barnes and Noble bookshelves looking for a book to read for the “fantasy” unit of my book report for English class. 540 more words


Good Omens and The Squire's Tale

Wow, I did not realize it had been THAT long since my last Book Club Thursday post.  I apologize.  To make up for it, I’m going to try to do two books a week for a few weeks.   520 more words

Book Club Thursday

Le Morte D'Arthur

What the hell is this shit?

I bought this book 8 years ago when I was fifteen. I have no idea what the fuck I was thinking. 441 more words

3 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Arthurian Legend

1. There was more than one Merlin
The friendly grey-bearded helper from The Sword in the Stone is somewhat simpler and less ambiguous than the Merlin (or as he appears in the older Welsh versions ‘Myrddin’) of the early Arthurian Legends. 222 more words

Arthur Rex, by Thomas Berger

Arthur Rex: A Legendary Novel by Thomas Berger
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

And lo, didst I learn many a new but archaic word. For mine vocabulary was increased in useless ways whilst I did never give a crap about any of these old chivalry dudes.

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