King Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory Essay examples

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King Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory

the feast of Pentacost all manner of men assayed to pull at the sword that wold assay, but none might prevail but Arthur, and he pulled it afore all the lords and commons that were there, wherefore all the commons cried at once, 'We will have Arthur unto our king; we will put him no more in delay, for we all see that it is
God's will that he shall be our king, and who that holdeth against it, we will slay him'.

And therewith they all kneeled at once, both rich and poor, and cried Arthur mercy because they had delayed him so long. And Arthur forgave them, and took the sword between both his hands, and offered it upon the altar where the Archbishop was, and so was he made knight of the
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Most contemporary scholars and historians dismiss this source as unreliable and in many places entirely wrong, in any event, there is no mention of King Arthur in Gilda's writings. This absence of early written sources pertaining to King Arthur suggests three hypotheses:

1)There is a document or written account that historians have not found or do not have access to;
2)The history of King Arthur was an oral tale, passed down verbally through a number of generations before it was recorded in written form; or,
3)King Arthur is solely a creation of Medieval, romantic literature.

Cadbury was inhabited as a military strong hold, in the Dark Ages, in Britain.
Whether it was occupied by King Arthur is not proven, what is proven is that the site Camelot was used for what it was supposed to be used for at the right period in British history. "The truth is however, that attempts to identify 'Camelot' are pointless. The name and the very concept of 'Camelot' are inventions of the
French Medieval poets

There is a tendency in our society, to romanticize the past, to mystify it to suit our own imaginations and to fit our own conceptions of what we thought it must have been like. I asked my mom what she thought, and being an english major, she usally has somehting to say, and she said “It’s all in the eyes of the beholder”. David Lowenthal, an archaeologist, theorizes that this in part, due to
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