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miércoles, 19 de noviembre de 2014


eX MERLIN     he is the wizard who...............


The legends of King Arthur belong to the oral tradition.
They were put in writing by Geoffrey of Monmouth in
1136. In the Middle Ages, French writers like Chrétien
de Troyes also wrote about them. In 1470, Sir Thomas
Malory wrote a long book in English called The Death of


King Arthur and his knights are Britain’s greatest
legendary figures.

Although the legend of king Arthur is developed in the middle age period (norman) it is the story of a British king who fights Anglosaxons

Chapter 1: With the help of Merlin’s magic, King Uther
marries the beautiful Igraine on condition that Uther gives
him their firstborn. When Arthur is born, Merlin hides
him. On Uther’s death, civil war breaks out. One day
young Arthur travels to London, with his step father, Sir
Ector, and Arthur pulls a sword out of a stone. The stone
has words on it: ONLY THE KING CAN TAKE THE
SWORD FROM THE STONE, so Arthur becomes the
next king.
Chapter 2: Arthur quickly gathers around him the
bravest and best knights in the kingdom and marries
Guinevere, the most beautiful woman in Britain. Merlin
makes a round table for the knights at Camelot, the most
important city in Britain.
Chapter 3: Arthur comes across Queen Annoure’s castle
on a journey. Annoure wants him to marry her. As Arthur
escapes, she orders Sir Pellinore to kill him. Unaware that
he is fighting Arthur, Pellinore wounds him lightly but
then realises who he is. Since Arthur’s sword breaks in the
fight, Merlin takes Arthur to the Lady of the Lake, who
hands Arthur a magic sword called Excalibur.
Chapter 4: Morgan le Fay hates Arthur and tricks him
and one of his knights into a fight in which neither knows
the other’s identity. This time Arthur is severely wounded
and goes to a nunnery to be healed. Morgan follows him,
steals his magic scabbard and throws it into a lake.
Chapter 5: Lady Vivien wants to be the greatest magician
in the world and tricks Merlin into getting into a cave he
cannot get out of. Legend says Merlin is still trapped in
this cave.
Chapter 6: When Sir Meligrance kidnaps Guinevere, Sir
Lancelot rescues her. Meligrance is forgiven by Guinevere
but he locks Lancelot into a room and tells Arthur that
Guinevere has run away with him because she loves him.
When Lancelot escapes, he kills Meligrance for being a
Chapter 7: Tristram gets poisoned in his fight against the
King of Ireland’s son and travels to Ireland to get cured.
Without knowing Tristram is his son’s murderer, the king
asks him to teach his daughter, Isolt, to play the harp.
Tristram and Isolt fall in love but Isolt has to marry King
Mark, Tristram’s uncle, and Tristram becomes a Knight of
the Round Table. When Sir Tristram learns Isolt has been
kidnapped, he fights Sir Palamides, her captor, and takes
her to King Mark who suspects Tristram and Isolt are
in love and kills Tristram. Isolt dies of sadness and King
Mark is killed by one of Arthur’s knights.
Chapter 8: An old man sits Galahad, Sir Lancelot’s son,
at the only vacant place on the Round Table, reserved for
the best knight. Once dubbed a knight, Galahad takes a
long journey in search of the Grail which, according to an
apparition, is in the country. As many knights accompany
him, the brotherhood of the Round Table is practically
dissolved. They finally find the Grail on a ship at sea
which takes them to a city. In the city, the old man makes
Galahad king and foretells the latter’s imminent death.
When the other knights return, Arthur can sense the end
of the Round Table is near.
Chapter 9: In Arthur’s absence, Sir Mordred attempts to
kidnap Guinevere. Arthur returns and one of Mordred’s
men kills Sir Gawain, Arthur’s knight. In Arthur’s sleep,
the dead Gawain advises him to wait for Sir Lancelot’s
help. The fight against Mordred’s men starts by accident.
As many knights die, an enraged Arthur kills Mordred and
gets a deadly wound. Arthur asks Sir Bedivere to throw
Excalibur into the lake. When Bedivere finally does so, the
Lady of the Lake takes it. Arthur’s last wish is to be taken
to the lake. A boat with five ladies in black is waiting for
him. Before leaving, Arthur promises to return whenever
his country needs him and asks Bedivere to tell his story.

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