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They're not particularly violent, though a certain number of people do get killed on stage. There's usually a historical tie-in of some sort, from Troy to WWII; it's usually being used by one side to try to distract or confuse the other side in the pursuit of the real problem, and it's often not clear until the end, if then, just who was using it on whom, either.

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They also comprise the entire fiction output of the author, Anthony Price. Nice technical thing: All these books take place in and around an imaginary, I believe department of British Intelligence which, at least in these books, isn't an oxymoron. They have lots of characters in common. There's one character, Dr. David Audley, who appears in all of them.

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But he's not the central or viewpoint character in all of the books, and people who are the central character in some of the books are not immortal, even in their own books not too big a spoiler, I think. It's also very interesting seeing the same characters from different viewpoints. The books were published, and presumably written, in an order different from their internal chronology. I'm working on a chronology paper with plot summary , information on characters in the book, and such, too.

I was turned on to these books by John M. Ford, whose own The Scholars of Night shows some Price influence. I've got booknotes on Price's books. The first two books make a very good starting point. The Labyrinth Makers. A crashed transport aircraft from WWII comes beck to light, and the strange interest the Russians showed when it was lost also reappears. The Alamut Ambush. Soldier No More.

Other Paths to Glory. The Old Vengeful. War Game. Tomorrow's Ghost. I have a special fondness for these, usually because they have unusual features. Our Man in Camelot. A colleague who flew reconnaissance planes was looking for evidence of the existence of King Arthur -- or maybe for something else. Sion Crossing.

The bibliography of Kurt Vonnegut — includes essays, books and fiction, as well as film and television adaptations of works written by the Indianapolis-born author. Vonnegut began his literary career with science fiction short stories and novels, but abandoned the genre to focus on political writings and painting in his later life. As the eldest son and heir apparent of Henry VII of England, Arthur was viewed by contemporaries as the great hope of the newly established House of Tudor.

Plans for Arthur's marriage began before his third birthday; he was installed as Prince of Wales two years later. At the age of eleven, he was formally betrothed to Catherine of Aragon, a daughter of the powerful Catholic Monarchs in Spain, in an effort to forge an Anglo-Spanish alliance against France. Arthur was well educated and, contrary to some modern belief, was in good health for the majority of his. King Arthur's messianic return is an aspect of the legend of King Arthur, the mythical 6th-century British king.

Few historical records of Arthur remain, and there are doubts that he ever existed, but he achieved a mythological stature that gave rise to a growing literature about his life and deeds. One recurrent aspect of Arthurian literature was the notion that he would one day return in the role of a messiah to save his people. Origins The possibility of Arthur's return is first mentioned by William of Malmesbury in "But Arthur's grave is nowhere seen, whence antiquity of fables still claims that he will return. This is a list of all published works of John F. In addition to more than individual books and monographs, MacArthur has also contributed to more than 30 multi-author works.

The Round Table is King Arthur's famed table in the Arthurian legend, around which he and his knights congregate. As its name suggests, it has no head, implying that everyone who sits there has equal status. The table was first described in by Wace, who relied on previous depictions of Arthur's fabulous retinue.


The symbolism of the Round Table developed over time; by the close of the 12th century it had come to represent the chivalric order associated with Arthur's court, the Knights of the Round Table. Origins Though the Round Table is not mentioned in the earliest accounts, tales of Arthur having a marvelous court made up of many prominent warriors is ancient. Geoffrey of Monmouth, in his Historia Regum Britanniae composed c.


The Matter of Britain is the body of Medieval literature and legendary material associated with Great Britain and Brittany, and the legendary kings and heroes associated with it, particularly King Arthur. It was one of the three great story cycles recalled repeatedly in medieval literature, together with the Matter of France, which concerned the legends of Charlemagne, and the Matter of Rome, which included material derived from or inspired by classical mythology.

Waite, was an American-born British poet and scholarly mystic who wrote extensively on occult and esoteric matters, and was the co-creator of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck. As his biographer R. Gilbert described him, "Waite's name has survived because he was the first to attempt a systematic study of the history of western occultism—viewed as a spiritual tradition rather than as aspects of proto-science or as the pathology of religion.

Charles F. Waite, died when he was very young, and his widowed mother, Emma Lovell, returned to her home country of England, where he was then raised. When he was 13, he was educated at St. Charles' College. In Waite's mother converted to Ca. Avalon Latin: Insula Avallonis, Welsh: Ynys Afallon, Ynys Afallach; literally meaning "the isle of fruit [or apple] trees" , sometimes written Avallon or Avilion, is a legendary island featured in the Arthurian legend.

It first appears in Geoffrey of Monmouth's pseudo-historical account Historia Regum Britanniae "The History of the Kings of Britain" as the place where King Arthur's sword Excalibur was forged and later where Arthur was taken to recover from his wounds after the Battle of Camlann.

Avalon was associated from an early date with mystical practices and figures such as Morgan le Fay. It is traditionally identified as the former island of Glastonbury Tor. In the later Vita Merlini c.

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The name is generally considered to be of Welsh origin though an Old Cornish or Old Breton origin is a. Early appearances of Morgan do not elaborate her character beyond her role as a goddess, a fay, a witch, or a sorceress, generally benevolent and related to King Arthur as his magical saviour and protector. Her prominence increased over time, as did her moral ambivalence, and in some texts there is an evolutionary transformation of her to an antagonist, particularly as portrayed in cyclical prose such as the Lancelot-Grail and the Post-Vulgate Cycle.

A significant aspect in many of Morgan's medieval and later iterations is the unpredictable duality of her nature, with potential for both good and evil.

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Her character may have been rooted in Welsh mythology as well as other earlier myths and historical figures. His third rock concept album, Wakeman based it on the legend of King Arthur and various figures and events associated with him including Guinevere, Lancelot, and Merlin. He started on the album following his heart attack in July , and recorded it with his five-piece band the English Rock Ensemble, the New World Orchestra, and the English Chamber Choir.

King Arthur received mostly positive reviews, though some labelled it a symbol of progressive rock excess. The album was promoted with a world tour in that included three shows at Wembley Arena performed as an ice show, the last time it was performed in its entirety until The album was reissued in with a LP Quadrophon. Guinevere has been portrayed as everything from a villainous and opportunistic traitor to a fatally flawed but noble and virtuous lady.

She has first appeared in Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae, a pseudo-historical chronicle of British history written in the early 12th century, and continues to be a popular character in the modern adaptations of the legend. In the later medieval romances, one of the most prominent story arcs is Queen Guinevere's tragic love affair with her husband's chief knight and friend, Lancelot, indirectly causing the death of Arthur and many others and the downfall of the kingdom.

Lucius Artorius Castus fl. A member of the gens Artoria possibly of Messapic[1][2][3] or Etruscan origin[4][5][6] , he has been suggested as a potential historical basis for King Arthur. Jackson, "Dalmatia, the Quarnero and Istria", Oxford, , pp. Although the inscriptions cannot be precisely dated, Lucius Artorius Castus probably served in the Roman army some time between the mid-late 2nd century AD[7] or early to mid-3rd century AD. The earliest known mention of a possibly historical Medraut is in the Welsh chronicle Annales Cambriae, wherein he and Arthur are ambiguously associated with the Battle of Camlann in a brief entry for the year His figure seemed to have been regarded positively in the Welsh tradition and may have been related to that of Arthur's son.

As Modredus, Mordred was depicted as Arthur's traitorous nephew and a legitimate son of King Lot in Geoffrey of Monmouth's pseudo-historical work Historia Regum Britanniae which served as the basis for the following evolution of the legend since the 12th century. Later variants most often characterised him as Arthur's villainous bastard son, born of an incestuous relationship with his half-sister, the Queen of Orkney named either Anna, Orcades or Morgause. The accounts presented in the Historia and most other versions include Mordred's death at Camlann.

This is a list of the writings of the English writer and philologist J. He lost the Duchy of Normandy and most of his other French lands to King Philip II of France, resulting in the collapse of the Angevin Empire and contributing to the subsequent growth in power of the French Capetian dynasty during the 13th century.

The baronial revolt at the end of John's reign led to the sealing of Magna Carta, a document sometimes considered an early step in the evolution of the constitution of the United Kingdom.