Arthur

As Arthur tells the boy about his life, the legendary tales of Camelot unfold. This retelling of the Arthur legend is aimed at Key Stage 3 students.

Arthur

Miraculously rescued from drowning, a boy awakes from unconsciousness to find himself in a deep cave with Arthur Pendragon. As Arthur tells the boy about his life, the legendary tales of Camelot unfold. This retelling of the Arthur legend is aimed at Key Stage 3 students.

High King of Britain

The sun flashed and bounced off the blade as it lifted higher than all the rest. Arthur. Excalibur. Arthur, High King of Britain. Beneath the shouting, Nimue gave a soft sigh, closed her eyes and slid to the ground.

High King of Britain

All she wants is to fight for Arthur and Britain. Lady Mair is a daughter of Corneus—the house of perfect warriors—and wants only to serve Arthur, War Duke of Britain, as her brothers Lucan and Bedivere do. Yet King Alun of Brocéliande wants to make her his queen, which would mean leaving Britain and Arthur’s court. Alun’s younger brother and Mair’s best friend, Rawn, sees things as Mair does—nothing is more important than being the best warriors they can be. Only Mair is entangled in the politics of the kings and leaders surrounding Arthur, just as his army prepares to fight two major battles in one summer, and people wonder when Arthur will become High King of Britain. Plus, Rawn is hiding secrets of his own, that run counter to Mair’s desparate wish to be free to fight for Britain. This novel is part of the ancient historical romance series, Once and Future Hearts, set in Britain during the time of King Arthur. 1.0 Born of No Man 2.0 Dragon Kin 3.0 Pendragon Rises 4.0 War Duke of Britain 5.0 High King of Britain 6.0 Battle of Mount Badon 7.0 Abduction of Guenivere 8.0 Downfall of Cornwall 9.0 Vengeance of Arthur 10.0 Grace of Lancelot 11.0 The Grail and Glory 12.0 Camlann Readers have described Tracy Cooper-Posey as “a superb story teller” and her ancient historical romances as “written art”. Get your copy of War Duke of Britain today! __ Praise for the Once And Future Hearts series Imagine how good is the author in her craft that she is capable of surprising us her readers even though the Arthurian cycle is one of the most rewritten ones in western literature. What a great storyteller! I never thought that anyone could tell an Arthurian tale as well as Mary Stewart, but Tracy Cooper Posey has succeeded. I am just in awe of her ability to meld historical detail with legends and turn out a mesmerizing story. It takes me back to the magic I felt when reading Mary Stewart's stories of Merlin. Tracy Cooper-Posey has written another winner! As a long time, self proclaimed Arthurian Legend junkie I couldn't wait to dive into Tracy Cooper Posey's new series. Tracy once again proves to be a master story teller as she weaves the delicate threads of this beloved legend into her own. Oh my goodness. Of course I was not sure what to expect with this but what I got was a wonderful story set in the time just before King Arthur. Invading Saxons, Romans, Kings, princesses, mysteries, Merlin, and romance? Wonderful beginning to a new series and I cannot wait to read more. I also love the fact that her female characters are definitely not boring, whiny or TSTL. Tracy Cooper Posey is brilliant at weaving stories with individuals that are completely believable in their thoughts and dialogue. Ms Tracy has an amazing way of telling a tale. It’s magical :-)

The Persona Book Curriculum Based Enrichment for Educators History Through Role Playing

A sympathetic account of his story can be found in Morpurgo's Arthur, High King of Britain. Marhault: The giant son of the Queen of Ireland. He was a Goliath compared to Tristram's David; he was stronger, but Tristram was faster.

The Persona Book  Curriculum Based Enrichment for Educators  History Through Role Playing

Immerse your students in history by having them participate in events as a literary or historical figure. After describing the concept behind persona-based enrichment, the authors describe how to use it with the curriculum, and include five complete literature-based enrichment units with performance recommendations, a list of personas, and a variety of library/classroom activities and projects. Grades 4-7.

King Arthur

In this erudite volume, Nick Higham sets out to solve the puzzle, drawing on his original research and expertise to determine precisely when, and why, the legend began.

King Arthur

A prominent scholar explores King Arthur's historical development, proposing that he began as a fictional character developed in the ninth century According to legend, King Arthur saved Britain from the Saxons and reigned over it gloriously sometime around A.D. 500. Whether or not there was a "real" King Arthur has all too often been neglected by scholars; most period specialists today declare themselves agnostic on this important matter. In this erudite volume, Nick Higham sets out to solve the puzzle, drawing on his original research and expertise to determine precisely when, and why, the legend began. Higham surveys all the major attempts to prove the origins of Arthur, weighing up and debunking hitherto claimed connections with classical Greece, Roman Dalmatia, Sarmatia, and the Caucasus. He then explores Arthur's emergence in Wales--up to his rise to fame at the hands of Geoffrey of Monmouth. Certain to arouse heated debate among those committed to defending any particular Arthur, Higham's book is an essential study for anyone seeking to understand how Arthur's story began.

Exploring Children s Literature

Irish Myths and Legends . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Mayo , M. and Ray , J. ( illus . ) ( 2001 ) The Orchard Book of the Unicorn and other Magical Animals . London : Orchard . Morpurgo , M. ( 1997 ) Arthur : High King of Britain ...

Exploring Children s Literature

This book is based on the belief that deep subject knowledge of language and literature provides a foundation for effective teaching and learning.

Pryderi s Pigs and Other Poems

Praise to Arthur High King of Britain Hail to Arthur high enthroned – Britain's brightest, Uthur's son – two and ten fell fights he won – Arthur our High King! Fierce in battle, foeman's bane – bloodbought Britain back again ...

Pryderi s Pigs and Other Poems

This is my second collection of poetry (the first was King Arthur’s Raid on Hell and other poems). Most of these poems are written in medieval fixed forms, or approximations of medieval forms – one of my on-going quests being a search for ways of reproducing the sound and feel of medieval Welsh poetry in modern English. And yet, because the bardic art I practice is a performance art, these are in a larger sense not my poems at all, but merely pale imitations – poems preserved on paper. Until I can come and sing the real poems to you, I hope you will enjoy the substitutes.

Arthur and Excalibur the Sword of Wisdom and Light

“No sire, by the grace of our Lord you are Arthur, High King of Britain, you hold the Imperial Sword of Britain in your hand and I Sir Bors will not raise my sword against my King, I humbly beg forgiveness for the error of my ways sire, ...

Arthur and Excalibur   the Sword of Wisdom and Light

Arthur and Excalibur - The Untold Story. Action, Romance and mystical ancient wisdom and knowledge that laid the foundations for a 'Great' Britain and world recognition.

Queen of Camelot

add his light to the greater glory of Britain, and your daughter shall be beloved of the finest warrior in the realm.” He stopped suddenly and shook ... I must speak in private with the High King Arthur.” Maelgon was caught completely ...

Queen of Camelot

Return to a time of legend—the days of Guinevere and Arthur and the glory that was to become Camelot On the night of Guinevere’s birth, a wise woman declares a prophecy of doom for the child: She will be gwenhwyfar, the white shadow, destined to betray her king, and be herself betrayed. Years pass, and Guinevere becomes a great beauty, riding free across Northern Wales on her beloved horse. She is entranced by the tales of the valorous Arthur, a courageous warrior who seems to Guinevere no mere man, but a legend. Then she finds herself betrothed to that same famous king, a hero who commands her willing devotion. Just as his knights and all his subjects, she falls under Arthur’s spell. At the side of King Arthur, Guinevere reigns strong and true. Yet she soon learns how the dark prophecy will reveal itself. She is unable to conceive. Arthur’s only true heir is Mordred, offspring of a cursed encounter with the witch Morgause. Now Guinevere must make a fateful choice: She decides to raise Mordred, teaching him to be a ruler and to honor Camelot. She will love him like a mother. Mordred will be her greatest joy–and the key to her ultimate downfall. “Guinevere comes alive—a strong, resourceful, and compassionate woman, accessible to modern folk . . . The Arthur-Guinevere-Lancelot triangle comes alive as well—believable, poignant, and bearing the seeds of tragedy.”—Katherine Kurtz

Dark Moon of Avalon

Dead Before the Story Begins Arthur, High King of Britain, father of Modred, brother of Morgan; killed in the battle of Camlann Constantine, Arthur's heir as Britain's High King, first husband to Isolde Gwynefar, Arthur's wife; ...

Dark Moon of Avalon

She is a healer, a storyteller, and a warrior. She has fought to preserve Britain’s throne. Now she faces her greatest challenge in turning bitter enemies into allies, saving the life of the man she loves . . . and mending her own wounded heart. The young former High Queen, Isolde, and her friend and protector, Trystan, are reunited in a new and dangerous quest to keep the usurper, Lord Marche, and his Saxon allies from the throne of Britain. Using Isolde’s cunning wit and talent for healing and Trystan’s strength and bravery, they must act as diplomats, persuading the rulers of the smaller kingdoms, from Ireland to Cornwall, that their allegiance to the High King is needed to keep Britain from a despot’s hands. Their admissions of love hang in the air, but neither wants to put the other at risk by openly declaring a deeper alliance. When their situation is at its most desperate, Trystan and Isolde must finally confront their true feelings toward each other, in time for a battle that will test the strength of their will and their love. Steeped in the magic and lore of Arthurian legend, Elliott paints a moving portrait of a timeless romance, fraught with danger, yet with the power to inspire heroism and transcend even the darkest age.

Sunrise of Avalon

Dead Before the Story Begins Arthur, High King of Britain, father of Modred, brother of Morgan; killed in the battle of Camlann Constantine, Arthur's heir as Britain's High King, first husband to Isolde Gwynefar, Arthur's wife; ...

Sunrise of Avalon

A final installment in the trilogy that includes Dark Moon of Avalon and Twilight of Avalon finds the secret marriage between former High Queen Isolde and mercenary Trystan tested when a traitor infiltrates Britain's High Council, complicating their efforts to keep Lord Marche from the throne. Original.

The Betrayal of Arthur

ACCOLON: son of King Uriens and lover of Morgan le Fay. ... ANNE: occasionally named as Arthur's sister, instead of Morgan le Fay or Morgause. ARTHUR: High King of Britain, son of Uther Pendragon and Ygerna of Cornwall.

The Betrayal of Arthur

A prophecy of a golden age, a magic sword and a chosen one ... This is the legend of King Arthur ... or is it? From the manuscripts of a twelfth-century English cleric to a New York bestseller, tales of King Arthur and his court permeate our world. But where did the stories start and how much is true? Were Guinevere and Lancelot traitors? Was Merlin a wise man or magician? And was King Arthur a great and glorious king or a tragic man doomed from conception? Sara Douglass, a leading writer of fantasy, pierces the heat of this legend. A scholar and academic in medieval history, she explores the fascination, manipulation and permutations of this captivating myth that has intrigued the western world for centuries. The Betrayal of Arthur is an enchanting exploration of Arthurian legend, twentieth-century sensibilities and the medieval mind.

Doing Theology with Huck and Jim

dunes toward a marble structure that Gildas assumed must be the tomb of Arthur . The figure stopped in front of the tomb and pointed to the inscription above the entrance which read : “ Here lies Arthur , High King of Britain .

Doing Theology with Huck and Jim

Does theology have to be boring? Not for Mark! Following Christ's example of storytelling, he begins each discussion of a key biblical truth with a parable. Using familiar characters and settings from tales ranging from 'Huckleberry Finn' to 'A Christmas Carol' to 'King Arthur', Shaw covers the Trinity, the attributes of God, creation, providence, sin, redemption and more. Following each story is a set of questions that brings out the key theological themes. The author then provides helpful commentary on these questions, as well as an in-depth discussion of each topic. Whether you are a beginning student or well versed in theology, you will enjoy this innovative approach to age-old truths.

Twilight of Avalon

Dead Before the Story Begins Arthur, High King of Britain, father of Modred, brother of Morgan; killed in the battle of Camlann Constantine, Arthur's heir as Britain's High King; husband to Isolde Gwynefar, Arthur's wife; ...

Twilight of Avalon

Book One in the Twilight of Avalon Trilogy She is a healer, a storyteller, a warrior, and a queen without a throne. In the shadow of King Arthur's Britain, one woman knows the truth that could save a kingdom from the hands of a tyrant... Ancient grudges, old wounds, and the quest for power rule in the newly widowed Queen Isolde's court. Hardly a generation after the downfall of Camelot, Isolde grieves for her slain husband, King Constantine, a man she secretly knows to have been murdered by the scheming Lord Marche -- the man who has just assumed his title as High King. Though her skills as a healer are renowned throughout the kingdom, in the wake of Con's death, accusations of witchcraft and sorcery threaten her freedom and her ability to bring Marche to justice. Burdened by their suspicion and her own grief, Isolde must conquer the court's distrust and superstition to protect her throne and the future of Britain. One of her few allies is Trystan, a prisoner with a lonely and troubled past. Neither Saxon nor Briton, he is unmoved by the political scheming, rumors, and accusations swirling around the fair queen. Together they escape, and as their companionship turns from friendship to love, they must find a way to prove what they know to be true -- that Marche's deceptions threaten not only their lives but the sovereignty of the British kingdom. In Twilight of Avalon, Anna Elliott returns to the roots of the legend of Trystan and Isolde to shape a very different story -- one based in the earliest written versions of the Arthurian tales -- a captivating epic brimming with historic authenticity, sweeping romance, and the powerful magic of legend.

Grail Prince

Yet this was Arthur, High King of Britain. “You are earlier than I expected.” “There was no need to stay. Galyn is there. I have brought my son Galahad to meet you.” The High King turned to him. As he had been instructed, Galahad took ...

Grail Prince

A gripping Arthurian adventure of clashing swords and hearts, perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Judith Tarr. King Arthur lies dead, struck down along with Mordred, his son and heir, and the greatest knights of Camelot. Of that peerless company, only Lancelot survives, a broken man who has turned his back on Britain and his forbidden love of Guinevere. Yet one knight, scarcely more than a boy, fights amid the ruins to keep Arthur’s dream alive: Galahad, the son of Lancelot. Before his death, Arthur swore the young knight to undertake a quest: a search for the scattered treasures of an ancient king. On the recovery of these powerful relics – a grail, a spear, and a sword – hinges the future of Britain. But it is the past that torments Galahad. He cannot forget or forgive his father’s betrayal of his king. Nor can he banish thoughts of the intoxicating Dandrane, sister of his friend Percival, from his mind. But can he set all this aside in order to complete his sacred task? Weaving back and forth through time, from Arthur’s mighty reign to Galahad’s ultimate quest to preserve the destiny of a nation, The Grail Prince is an unforgettable epic of adventure and romance.

Time To Stand And Stare

In Michael Morpurgo's novel, Arthur, High King of Britain, Caerleon is the castle where Arthur unknowingly commits incest with his half-sister Morgause, resulting in the conception of a son, Mordred, who later brings about Arthur's ...

Time To Stand And Stare

Part meditation, part travelogue, and part literary analysis, Time to Stand and Stare: Meditations on a Mountain Path, takes readers along on the author’s physical and metaphorical exploration of Wales and the Apostle’s Creed and the Beatitudes. Follow one man’s journey as he questions fundamental writings of his Christian faith. How can modern Christians apply ancient creeds and gospel writings to the finite time with which we live? One solution lies in answering the question, what did the writings mean to those who originally wrote and read them? A truly unique mixture of science, poetry, and faith, this book is a delightful read from the first line to the final one. The beginning pulls the reader in, asking them to journey with the author on his trek alone over the beautiful Welsh hills and valleys. These walks afford the reader the opportunity to meditate on the ways we can “admire and inspire” the beauty of nature and its relationship to our life journey.

A Bibliography of Modern Arthuriana 1500 2000

Arthur, High King of Britain. Illus. Michael Foreman. Pavillion Books, 1994. Rptd: San Diego, New York, and London: Harcourt Brace and Co., 1995. This beautifully illustrated children's novel begins with a young boy trying to walk out ...

A Bibliography of Modern Arthuriana  1500 2000

Annotated bibliography of the Arthurian legend in modern English-language fiction, not only in literary texts, but in television, music, and art.

Adapting the Arthurian Legends for Children

Molly Perham,King Arthur and the Legends ofCamelot, ill.Julek Heller (New York: Viking, 1993); James Riordan, King Arthur, ill. Victor G. Ambrus (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993). Michael Morpurgo, Arthur: High King of Britain, ...

Adapting the Arthurian Legends for Children

For centuries, the Arthurian legends have fascinated and inspired countless writers, artists, and readers, many of whom first became acquainted with the story as youngsters. From the numerous retellings of Malory and versions of Tennyson for young people to the host of illustrated volumes to which the Arthurian Revival gave rise. From the Arthurian youth groups for boys (and eventually for girls) run by schools and churches to the school operas, theater pieces, and other entertainment for younger audiences; and from the Arthurian juvenile fiction sequences and series to the films and television shows featuring Arthurian characters, children have learned about the world of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.

Stories of King Arthur

A bind-up of two classic stories about the Arthurian legend from a master storyteller.

Stories of King Arthur

A bind-up of two classic stories about the Arthurian legend from a master storyteller. In "The Sleeping Sword," when Ben is struck blind, he discovers a mythic sword that changes him forever. Marooned on a sandbank and facing certain death, a boy awakes in a strange bed, and hears the legend of Camelot from Arthur himself in "Arthur: High King of Britain."

Write Your Own Legend

CASE STUDY The King Arthur of legends is probably based on a military leader who lived in Great Britain during the fifth and sixth centuries. In the 15th century, SirThomas Malory wrote a book based on spoken and sung legends—titled ...

Write Your Own Legend

Teaches readers how to add magical and mysterious elements to the lives and deeds of legendary figures.

Merlin s Mirror

As he did so he spoke formally: “Here stands now Arthur, High King of Britain, who was fathered and born to the command of those we serve.” They could see their reflections in the mirror, though these appeared to waver, perhaps because ...

Merlin s Mirror

Few authors have achieved such renown as World Fantasy Life Achievement honoree and Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master Andre Norton. With the love of readers and the praise of critics, Norton’s books have sold millions of copies worldwide. In this great science fiction novel, Andre Norton brings to new life the legendary King Arthur and the wizard Merlin in the light of modern knowledge of a lost period of history and today’s understanding of science and interplanetary communication. Yet, as in all Norton’s wonder novels, this is a fabulous adventure in fantasy. Here is Merlin, half star-born, gifted with the advice of an alien intelligence, given the task of renewing civilization and starting humanity again up the ladder to the stars. Here is Arthur, unaware of his stellar heritage. And here, too, is the Lady of the Lake, akin to Merlin in that she is also a listener to the music of the spheres and obedient to a celestial command post.