The Lady of the Lake was the foster-mother of Sir Lancelot and raised him beneath the murky waters of her Lake. She is, however, best known for her presentation to King Arthur of his magical sword Excalibur, through the intervention of the King's druidic advisor, Merlin (Myrddin) who was constantly worried that his monarch would fall in battle.

The Lady of the Lake was the foster-mother of Sir Lancelot and raised him beneath the murky waters of her Lake. She is, however, best known for her presentation to King Arthur of his magical sword Excalibur, through the intervention of the King's druidic advisor, Merlin (Myrddin) who was constantly worried that his monarch would fall in battle.

King Arthur’s legendary ‘sword in the stone’ might actually exist– in Italy. In the 12th century, a pious Italian knight who’d abandoned his ruthless ways had religious visions and allegedly pushed his sword into the stone ground, which “yielded like...

King Arthur’s legendary ‘sword in the stone’ might actually exist– in Italy. In the 12th century, a pious Italian knight who’d abandoned his ruthless ways had religious visions and allegedly pushed his sword into the stone ground, which “yielded like...

Lady of the Lake was guardian of the magical sword Excalibur granted to King Arthur who founded the Knights of the Round Table d

Lady of the Lake was guardian of the magical sword Excalibur granted to King Arthur who founded the Knights of the Round Table d

"He who draws the sword from the stone, he shall be king..." T. H. White and Gillian Bradshaw are two of many writers who have done a fine job of bringing the Arthurian legends to life.

"He who draws the sword from the stone, he shall be king..." T. H. White and Gillian Bradshaw are two of many writers who have done a fine job of bringing the Arthurian legends to life.

King Arthur is a legendary British leader who, according to medieval histories and romances, led the defence of Britain against the Saxon invaders in the early 6th century. The details of Arthur's story are mainly composed of folklore and literary invention, and his historical existence is debated and disputed by modern historians.

King Arthur is a legendary British leader who, according to medieval histories and romances, led the defence of Britain against the Saxon invaders in the early 6th century. The details of Arthur's story are mainly composed of folklore and literary invention, and his historical existence is debated and disputed by modern historians.

It's a sword and a crown. Wasn't sure which board to put this on, but since the crown in more prominent in this picture, crowns board it is.

It's a sword and a crown. Wasn't sure which board to put this on, but since the crown in more prominent in this picture, crowns board it is.

Glastonbury Abbey ruins, Abbey retreat house in the distance, the inspiration for Abbey Grange, the home of Harry Bellingham, the Earl of Glaston, in the LOA series.

Glastonbury Abbey ruins, Abbey retreat house in the distance, the inspiration for Abbey Grange, the home of Harry Bellingham, the Earl of Glaston, in the LOA series.

Who was King Arthur and where was Camelot?

Who was King Arthur and where was Camelot?

According to Hopkins, “[Arthur’s] queen, Guinevere, is more elusive, less written about [than Arthur and his knights], and yet has been for centuries a central character playing a critical role in the rise and fall of the Round Table” (6). He goes on by characterizing her as “a key figure in the life of Camelot, this remarkable woman is seen variably as scholar, seductress, warrior, and dignified gentle beauty by the countless artists and writers who have depicted her. Who, then, was…

According to Hopkins, “[Arthur’s] queen, Guinevere, is more elusive, less written about [than Arthur and his knights], and yet has been for centuries a central character playing a critical role in the rise and fall of the Round Table” (6). He goes on by characterizing her as “a key figure in the life of Camelot, this remarkable woman is seen variably as scholar, seductress, warrior, and dignified gentle beauty by the countless artists and writers who have depicted her. Who, then, was…

Arthur was the son of Uther Pendragon and Igraine, who was the wife to Duke Gorlois of Cornwall.

Arthur was the son of Uther Pendragon and Igraine, who was the wife to Duke Gorlois of Cornwall.

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