King Arthur

Arthur

King Arthur will be played by David Gee

King Arthur is well known for his leadership, loving rule, and even his ruthless judgment of Lancelot and Guinevere. But he is also portrayed throughout history as a great general and knight.

Arthur was the son of Uther Pendragon. Tradition has it that after King Uther’s death there was no king ruling all of England. Merlin placed the sword Excalibur in a stone, saying that whoever drew it out would be king. Arthur did not know his true status but had grown up living with Sir Ector and Sir Kay, his son. The young Arthur pulled the sword from the stone and Merlin had him crowned the King of Britain.

This led to a rebellion by eleven rulers which Arthur put down. He married Guinevere, whose father gave him the round table as a dowry. Arthur defeated the barbarians in a dozen battles. Subsequently, he conquered a wide empire and eventually went to war with the Romans. in some tales, Arthur defeated Emperor Lucius and became emperor himself.

He returned home on learning that his nephew Mordred had raised the standard of rebellion and taken Guinevere, the Queen. After landing, his final battle took place. The last battle of Arthur took place between He and the forces of his evil nephew, Mordred. Arthur delivered the fatal blow to Mordred in the battle, but in the process Arthur was struck a mortal blow, himself. It was then that he commanded Sir Bedivere to throw Excalibur back into the Lake.

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