King Arthur: Hero and Legend

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Boydell Press, 1986 - History - 209 pages
'The whole subject is brought up to date- Arthurian buffs will want this book.' DAILY TELEGRAPH Who was the real Arthur? Why were his knights so famous? Was he buried at Glastonbury? Richard Barber takes the story from the anonymous 8th century chronicler who first listed his battles to the novelists of the 20th century. A clear and readable account of the development of the stories about Arthur and his court from the earliest times to the present day.

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Barber traces the development of Arthur, one of the greatest of all heros, from his actual life, about which we know little, through his remolding into legend by various generations to reflect their ... Read full review

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Richard Barber is one of Britain's leading authorities on medieval history and the author of "The Penguin Guide to Medieval Europe" and "The Knight and Chivalry".

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