owain

Owain

There are several characters from the Arthurian legends who can be identified as real individuals of the fifth and sixth centuries. Owain is one of these individuals. He appears in the legends as one of Arthur’s allies,

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erec and enide

Érec et Énide (Erec and Enide)

Érec et Énide is the second of Chrétien de Troyes’ five romance poems, completed late Twelfth Century AD (c AD 1170).  It is one of the four completed works by Chrétien, the other three being

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Urien in battle

Urien

Some of the characters from the Arthurian legends can be identified as definitely historical figures. One of Arthur’s most famous knights, Sir Uriens of Gorre, is one of them. Let us take a look at

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Brutus of Britain

Brutus of Britain

Most nations have a legendary founding figure, and Britain is no different. According to the earliest legendary account of the origins of the island, the man who led his nation to ancient Britain and founded

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Cligès, by Chrétien de Troyes

Cligès, by Chrétien de Troyes

Introduction to the Poem: Structure and Technique Cligès is a poem by the mediæval French poet Chrétien de Troyes, dating from the late 12th Century AD (c 1176).  It is the third of Chrétien’s five

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site of king arthur's grave

Where is King Arthur’s Grave?

One of the most exciting things about any historical figure is finding out where their body is now located. And there is good reason for believing that King Arthur was historical (see the article ‘Was

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The Robert de Boron Cycle

The Robert de Boron Cycle

An Outline of the Cycle’s Contents The Robert Cycle, or Robert de Boron’s Cycle, is also known as La Grant Estoire dou Graal (The Grand History of the Grail), or Roman du Graal (Romance of

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Aurelius Ambrosius

Relatively few characters from the Arthurian legends can be definitely confirmed as historical. Aurelius Ambrosius is one of them. He was Arthur’s legendary uncle and he had a large part to play in the founding of Arthur’s

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