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Famous People: King Arthur
Here are resources about King Arthur and the Arthurian Legend. Students can investigate various versions of the legend as well as examine the historical evidence behind the stories. There is information on the places, people, battles, and events associated with King Arthur. Included are eThemes resources on medieval feudalism, the crusades, and the United Kingdom.
This site contains extensive information on both the historical Arthur and the Arthurian legends. Included are links on Welsh poetry, Roman Britain, Geoffrey of Monmouth, and much more. NOTE: This site links to external commercial sites selling medieval-themes weaponry (swords) and jewelry.
This extensive site contains a collection of in-depth, scholarly research on Arthurian literature, including articles, papers, bibliographies, and appendices. NOTE: The reading level is advanced but the information is very authoritative.
Browse this collection of texts and images, both medieval and modern, for background information on the Arthurian legend. Included are links to other central characters such as Lancelot, Guinevere, and Mordred.
Courtly love is an important theme in many versions of the Arthur myth. In this lesson, students can explore the codes of chivalry and courtly love as portrayed in art, modern films, books, and poetry. They can then use their knowledge to create a short theatrical work.
How do changes in the Arthur legend reflect changes in the culture of England? This lesson explores the transformations of the stories about King Arthur from the earliest oral traditions to modern literary works.
Explore these sites and learn what it was like to live during the Middle Ages. Topics include serfs, kings, monasteries, and more. There are links to eThemes Resources on castles, knights, and children's books that took place during the Middle Ages.
Learn about "wars of the cross" or the crusades led by Christian world against Muslims between the XI and XIV centuries. Find out why medieval knights went to recover the Holy Land. Learn also about Islamic, Byzantium, and European cultures and people. The sites include authentic paintings, contemporary photographs and images, timeline of seven crusades, and maps. There are links to eThemes Resources on medieval castles, knights, and feudalism.
These sites are about the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Learn about this area's geography, monarchy, food, sports, and history. There are also maps of the region, photographs of various attractions, and several live Webcams.