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medievalcartoonist:

The Arms of Lancelot du Lac.

It is rare to find a knightly character in medieval fiction with a universal and recognizable coat of arms (yet, the direction of the stripes is inconsistent). Even Roland didn’t get that.

Use of his arms in images seems to have fallen into disuse after the Victorians, I cannot think of a film that uses the stripes. If you’ve seen one, please let me know as I’ve seen a lot of King Arthur movies, including that terrible mess First Knight.

It amazes me that medieval people cared so much about these stories and this character that they almost universally (a tough word to use for the middle ages) gave this non-existent knight a sigil. I speaks volumes about the medieval character that his is also a tragically flawed person as well. Truly important coat of arms…

…Even if it he looks like he defends himself with a candy cane.

(Photos are from the Wikipedia Commons and are all public domain)

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art-of-storytelling:

February 24: The Lady of Shalott by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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Download Arthurian texts (6th century/16th century)

fuckyeaharthuriana:

I wanted to write down in a post all the links of the download tag but only the ones about arthurian ancient texts, the ones that are many people want when they ask about “original arthurian legends”. So you will find those arthurian texts pre-1600 that I managed to find online.

Please, if you…

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destroyed-and-abandoned:

The 12th century ruins of Château de Joyeuse Garde, associated with Arthurian legend and said to be the location of Sir Lancelot’s tomb.

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mythology meme  ─  [2/10] books based on mythology

Le Morte d’Arthur (originally spelled Le Morte Darthur, Middle French for “the death of Arthur”) is a compilation by Sir Thomas Malory of Romance tales about the legendary King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table. The book interprets existing French and English stories about these figures, with some of Malory’s own original material. First published in 1485 by William Caxton, Le Morte d’Arthur is perhaps the best-known work of English-language Arthurian literature today. Many modern Arthurian writers have used Malory as their principal source, including T. H. White for his popular The Once and Future King and Tennyson for The Idylls of the King.

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meanwhilebackinthedungeon:

— Julek Heller
Sir Gawain & Sir Blamor

meanwhilebackinthedungeon:

— Julek Heller


Sir Gawain & Sir Blamor

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Stonehenge

jillnyc:

I found this interesting video about it and if you have any thoughts or comments, please leave them below. Click on the link below & Enjoy!

Stonehenge

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novangla:

Detail from Stuart Kolakovic’s book jacket for Peter Ackroyd’s The Death of King Arthur

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grailquest:

Stained Glass portrait of King Arthur (left) in Bath Abbey, in Bath, England

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laylajane1995:

a drawing of Mordred (from the Arthurian legends) and his mother Morgause ( or Morgana Le fey?) hand drawn in graded pencils then edited in photoshop,

laylajane1995:

a drawing of Mordred (from the Arthurian legends) and his mother Morgause ( or Morgana Le fey?) hand drawn in graded pencils then edited in photoshop,