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King Arthur

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King Arthur of Fiction
The stories of King Arthur that we know and love are fiction - refer to The Legend of King Arthur and The Real King Arthur. There might be a person that the Real King Arthur was based upon, or even a number of heroes that his life is based on - but there was no King in the Middle Ages who was called King Arthur. This page therefore details the biography and life of the fictional King Arthur based on the story of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table in books such as "Le Morte D'Arthur" by Sir Thomas Malory.

Short Biography profile and facts about the fictitious life of King Arthur of England
The following biography information provides basic facts and information about the fictitious life of King Arthur of England:

  • Nationality: English
  • Also Known by the Nickname: 'The One, True King of the Britons'
  • Date of Birth: Unknown
  • Place of Birth: Tintagel
  • Family connections / Genealogy: He was the son of King Uther Pendragon and Igraine the Duchess of Cornwall, first wife of Gorlois of Cornwall, and later of Uther Pendragon
  • Morgan le Fay was King Arthur's half-sister of legend
  • Mordred was the villainous nephew of King Arthur who actually turns out to be his son
  • Sir Ector: Foster father of Arthur and father of Sir Kay a Knight of the Round able
  • Merlin was the teacher and mentor of King Arthur
  • King Arthur married: Guinevere who was the daughter of King Leodegraunce of Cameliard
  • Sir Lancelot: Knight of the Round Table, son of Kin Ban of Benwick and lover of Queen Guinevere
  • Sir Galahad: Knight of the Round Table, son of Sir Lancelot and Elaine of Corbenic. The best of all the knights who achieves the Quest for the Holy Grail
  • Base of King Arthur: Camelot
  • Cause of the Death of King Arthur: King Arthur is killed in his last battle, the Battle of Camlann
  • Character of King Arthur: Honourable, Honest, Loyal, Chivalrous and Valiant
  • Accomplishments or why King Arthur was famous:

King Arthur
The story of King Arthur can be categorised under the following headings:

  • The birth and rise of Arthur and the story of the Sword in the Stone called Excalibur and his teacher and mentor Merlin the Magician

  • His role as King of England and the marriage of King Arthur to Guinevere

  • The life of King Arthur and Guinevere at Camelot

  • The formation of the Knights of the Round Table

  • Stories of the valiant and chivalrous deeds of the Knights

  • The Quest of the Holy Grail

  • The affair between Sir Launcelot and Queen Guinevere

  • The breaking of the Knights of the Round Table

  • The death of Arthur
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