King Arthur & Mordred: A Young King in Waiting

King Arthur & Mordred: A Young King in Waiting

by Jess Browning

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Overview

Mordred who is featured in this book is a character in the Arthurian legend, known as a notorious traitor who fought King Arthur at the Battle of Camlann, where he was killed and Arthur was fatally wounded. Tradition varies on his relationship to Arthur, but he is best known as Arthur's illegitimate son resulting from an incestuous relationship with his half-sister Morgan le Fay.
King Arthur is a legendary British King who, according to medieval histories and romances, led the defense of Britain against Saxon invaders in the late 5th and early 6th centuries AD. 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.
Le Morte D'Arthur was one of the earliest printed books in England, published by William Caxton in 1485. Most of the later works are derivative of Malory's as is this series of books.
According to William Caxton, Sir Thomas Malory's original book titled Le Morte D'Arthur (The Death of Arthur) was finished in the ninth year of Edward IV. It was about King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.
This book is an edition based on Caxton's Book I, Volume One which was translated into English from French in the late 1400s.
The book has been upgrade with modern words and spelling which make it easier to read.
According to William Claxton, Sir Thomas Malory's book Le Morte D'Arthur original workwas finished in the ninth year of Edward IV. It is considered to be the last important English book written before the introduction of printing into England.
Claxton's own story of how the book was brought to him and why he printed it may be read in his own preface. From this we learn also that he was not only the printer of the book, but to some extent its editor also, dividing Malory's work into twenty-one books, splitting up the books into chapters.
This edition retains the chapters of Vol. I, Book One and an attempt has been made to retain his work while making it easier for the reader to follow the story using modern English and updated spelling.
Book I, Volume One

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541367005
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/09/2017
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.48(d)

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