Lang./Lit. Arthur Writers

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  1. Geoffrey of Monmouth
    1138 - British Bishop who wrote fictional story History of the Kings of Britain (written in Latin). Popular in Medieval Europe.
  2. Eleanor of Aquitaine
    1140 - Wealthiest/ most powerful woman in Western Europe. Married King Louis VII. She was the patroness of literary figures.
  3. Alfred, Lord Tennyson
    Books published from 1856-1885 - Poet Laureate of England (Victorian era). Set of 12 poems: Idylls of the King. One poem titled “Morte d’ Arthur”.
  4. Thomas Malory
    Books published in 1485 - English knight, writer, and adventurer. Wrote The Book of King Arthur and His Noble Knights of the Round Table (Morte d’Arthur) in Middle English.
  5. Chretien de Troyes
    1170 - Poet in court of Marie of France. Added Holy Grail, Camelot, the love affair between Lancelot and Guinevere, and Round Table to Geoffrey’s story. Wrote in French.
  6. T.H. White
    English writer, adventurer. Wrote: The Once and Future King (1958), The Sword in the Stone (1938) which inspired the musical Camelot, Disney film The Sword in the Stone (1963), and Monte Python and the Holy Grail (1974).
  7. Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
    American author who wrote A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (1889). Humorous work.
  8. Marion Zimmer Bradley
    American science fiction and fantasy writer. Stories featured female characters. Best known: The Mists of Avalon (1982). In the story, Arthur’s half sister (Morgan Le Fay) is the protagonist.
  9. Walt Disney
    The Sword in the Stone (1963), which was inspired by T.H. White.
  10. John Steinbeck
    American Pulitzer-Prize winning author. Retold Malory stories, The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights (unfinished: published in 1978).
  11. Joseph Campbell
    1904 - American mythologist feature in 1988 documentary The Power of Myth, based on his book of the same name. Wrote The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949), The Masks of God (1968), and Historical Atlas of World Mythology (1983), to name just a few.
  12. Nancy Springer
    American writer. Wrote I am Morgan Le Fay (2001) and The Raven.
  13. Jeff Ives
    Adapted The Quest for the Holy Grail from selected portions of Le Morte D'Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory.
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