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King Arthur

Bedivere the Bold
returned Excalibur to the lady of the lake
Igraine comes from the Welsh name Eigyr. She was the mother of Arthur and the daughter of Amlawdd. She married Gorlois, by whom she had a number of daughters. (This husband is sometimes called Hoel.) Uther Pendragon had a relationship with her while he was under a spell which made him resemble her husband. That night Igraine conceived Arthur.
King Arthur is most known for his Kingly leadership, his loving rule, and even his ruthless judgment of Lancelot and Guinevere. But often a very important part of Arthur's life is forgotten: his skills as a general and knight.
In the beginning of the legends there was Merlin, the magician and guardian of young Arthur. He took Arthur from his father, Uther Pendragon when he was just a baby and placed him in the care of Ector, who was later to become a Knight of the Round Table.
Uther Pendragon
King Uther Pendragon was the father of Arthur. He was the brother of Ambrosius whom he succeeded as King of Britain. Falling in love with Igraine, he went to war
Uther Pendragon vows to deliver the child to Merlin.
with her husband, Gorlois.
Mordred seized Guinevere and the throne, thus paving the way for their final battle.
Lady of the Lake
gave Arthur his magical sword Excalibur and enchanting Merlin.
Lancelot was the son of King Ban of Benwick and Queen Elaine. He was the First Knight of the Round Table, and he never failed in gentleness, courtesy, or courage. Launcelot was also a knight who was very willing to serve others.
she is called the daughter of King Leodegrance (Lleudd-Ogrfan) of Cameliard by Malory, the daughter of King Ogrfan Gawr (the Giant) of Castell y Cnwclas (Knucklas Castle) by Welsh Tradition, the daughter of King Garlin
Queen Guinevere
of Galore by Germanic tradition, the daughter of a Roman noble by Geoffrey of Monmouth and wife of King Arthur by everyone.
a term related to the medieval institution of knighthood. It is usually associated with ideals of knightly virtues, honor and courtly love.
a mission
a strong identification of one's social identity with that of a nation or state.