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Marooned on a sandbank, a boy faces certain death. With the sea closing in and the current about to drag him to a watery grave, his final wish is to see heaven. Waking in a strange bed, the boy meets an old man sitting by the fire with his dog. It is King Arthur, the great warrior of legend, and from his lips the boy hears of Camelot, chivalry, magic, evil and betrayal. It depicts people being so consumed by jealously that they kill people who previously were their friends. It also contains a level of warfare violence that is appropriate for the subject matter. Thompson, Raymond H.; Lacy, Norris J. (2013). "Games". In Lacy, Norris K. (ed.). The New Arthurian Encyclopedia. Routledge. p.590. ISBN 978-1136606335 . Retrieved 4 February 2013. Wright, Neil (1982). "Geoffrey of Monmouth and Gildas". In Barber, Richard (ed.). Arthurian Literature. Vol.II. Boydell & Brewer. pp.1–40. ISSN 0261-9946. Armistice Day: A Collection of Remembrance - Spark Interest and Educate Children about Historical Moments

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Nearby is Giant's Cave - a place associated with two giants called Tarquin and Isir. The pair lived on a diet of human flesh, a practice which might have lost its appeal when Sir Lancelot slew Tarquin in battle. Camelot Morris, Rosemary (1982). The Character of King Arthur in Medieval Literature. Boydell & Brewer. ISBN 0815328656 . Retrieved 26 February 2014.

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Why isn't the illustrator Michael Foreman mentioned on the cover!?!? I was actually completely surprised by his pictures- and this is a great selling point too. In Geoffrey, Arthur passes his crown to his relative Constantine after being mortally wounded by the traitor Mordred in the Battle of Camlann. Geoffrey identifies Gildas' "royal youths" as Mordred's two sons, who, along with their Saxon allies, continue their father's insurrection after his death. After "many battles" Constantine routs the rebels, and Mordred's sons flee to London and Winchester, where they hide in a church and a friary, respectively. Constantine hunts them down and executes them before the altars of their sanctuaries. Divine retribution for this transgression comes three years later when Constantine is killed by his nephew Aurelius Conanus (Gildas' Aurelius Caninus), precipitating a civil war. He is buried at Stonehenge alongside other kings of Britain. [18]

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I have heard versions of all these tales before, so what I liked best was Bercelet, the deerhound that was part of Merlin, out of all the characters because he was new to me, and who doesn’t love the idea of a faithful companion who will never leave you. Camelot was never the capital of Arthur’s Britain - it was simply where he set up his headquarters. Although he’s sceptical about the actual existence of a real King Arthur, historian Michael Wood suggested that Carlisle was actually the most likely base for the legendary king. Fisher, IV, Benjamin Franklin (1990). "King Arthur Plays from the 1890s". Victorian Poetry. 28 (3/4): 153–176. JSTOR 40002298. Lord Alfred Tennyson was also keen on the idea of Excalibur being found in and returned to a Cumbrian lake. He was inspired to write the description of King Arthur’s final journey and the return of the sword to the water when staying at Mirehouse, overlooking Bassenthwaite. The Round TableSeveral members of the Round Table were sons of Arthur's old friends. Lancelot was Galahad's father and a cousin of Bors, one of the lesser-known knights, while Gawain, Gaheris and Gareth were brothers. Please don’t hate me but I really love Mordred, such a good antagonist, he wasn’t just a character that came out of no where and was against Arthur, we got to see him grow up and all that stuff, and I think that’s why he’s such a likeable character, yes he did bad things but the way he was also treated/rejected by his father made him be that, and the pressure from his mother to take over the kingdom he never really had his place anywhere and that lead him to a bad path but an understandable path in my opinion. The Arthurian legend has many parallels with Ancient Egyptian legend. Osiris, the God of the 'not dead' takes Arthur's place. The most similar parts of the legends concern the death of their hero, Osiris being killed by his brother Set, then taken across the Nile by his sisters to a sacred place in the west to be healed and await the opportunity to return. A son and grandson of actors, Michael has acting in his blood and enjoys collaborating and performing live adaptations of his books at festivals, concerts and theatres. As stated elsewhere, I have read a bit on these myths before and it does appear to be a mixture of different versions of the legends. It feels like the Author clearly has researched this and used it to place his own thumb print on it and despite the hinting of sex and voilence (which I have seen mentioned elsewhere) is a great introduction to the Arthur legends.

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Bromwich, pp. 318–319, discusses the confusion of some of these various Constantines. Notable in the context of "Saint" Constantine is Custennin Vendigeit (The Blessed), the name for the historical usurper Constantine III in the Welsh Triads. DNF but I did make it almost all the way through because I was on a 2 hour ferry crossing and had nothing else to do. of Monmouth and the chronicle tradition Toggle Geoffrey of Monmouth and the chronicle tradition subsection An enchanting take on the legend of King Arthur from Britain’s best-loved children’s author, Michael Morpurgo. Constantine ( / ˈ k ɒ n s t ən t iː n/, Welsh: Cystennin, fl. 520–523) was a 6th-century king of Dumnonia in sub-Roman Britain, who was remembered in later British tradition as a legendary King of Britain. The only contemporary information about him comes from Gildas, who castigated him for various sins, including the murder of two "royal youths" inside a church. The historical Constantine is also known from the genealogies of the Dumnonian kings, and possibly inspired the tradition of Saint Constantine, a king-turned-monk venerated in Southwest Britain and elsewhere.Morpurgo added: “Storymakers and storytellers like Barrie, and like all the previous winners of this award, have given us the hope and faith children need, we need, to keep flying, have sustained us through dark and troubled times, have banished doubt. To touch the lives of children, to witness their listening and reading silence, is reward enough in itself. This is simply the icing on the cake.” This one was somewhat different as it focuses on the legend of King Arthur when a young boy stumbles into a cave and meets Arthur who sits down and tells him his story etc and the child instead of being the narrator is the vehicle for him to tell us the story. Benson, Larry D.; Foster, Edward E., eds. (1994). "Alliterative Morte Arthure". University of Rochester: TEAMS Middle English Texts Series . Retrieved 20 February 2014.

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