King Arthur and His Knights by Howard Pyle | Teen InkIt begins with the formation of the Knights of the Round Table and follows the rise of King Arthur and his tragic fall. The story begins with Uther Pendragon, the King of England who lusts after Igraine, who happens to be the wife of the Duke of Tintagil. They conceive a child together and name him Arthur who is then sent to be raised by a surrogate family. Chaos ensues after the death of Uther with the various parties warring for the throne. Arthur emerges as the rightful king after he pulls the sword from the stone as foretold by Merlin.
Stories of King Arthur and His Knights Audio Book
It was first published by Puffin Books in and has since been reprinted. Green attempted to weave together the many legends surrounding King Arthur in a single narrative, claiming that Thomas Malory 's version of the story, Le Morte d'Arthur , was a loose collection of separate stories. Green attempted to relate each legend so that the entire story would have a beginning, middle and end.
Le Morte d’Arthur Summary
Please enter the email address that you use to login to TeenInk. In the beginning of the story, Arthur must prove that he can become a noble king. It was a difficult time for Arthur, who did not feel that he could take on the task. In fact, very few people thought he could become a king. With the help of characters such as the wizard Merlin, Sir Gawain and Sir Lancelot, King Arthur became one of the most legendary kings ever known. As the story progresses, he becomes more confident and learns what it takes to rule a kingdom.
Arthur, who is son of King Uther Pendragon but was raised by another family, takes his rightful place as king when, as a boy, he is able to pull the sword called Excalibur from the stone. Although he rules wisely and is counseled by Merlin the magician, Arthur makes enemies of other kings and is often at war. Genevere, who is often present at the convening of the Round Table, acts as a moral compass for the knights, rewarding knights who behave well and chastising those who choose poorly. Malory specifically relates the stories of Sir Gawain, Sir Tor, and Sir Pellanor as a means of introducing the concept of chivalry. Arthur is nearly betrayed by his sister Morgan le Fay, but he is helped by Nineve, a sorceress who learned her magic powers from Merlin before killing him.