The whole subject is brought up to date - Arthurian buffs will want this book. DAILY TELEGRAPH
Who was the real Arthur? Why were his knights so famous? Was he buried at Glastonbury? Richard Barber takes the story from the anonymous 8th century chronicler who first listed his battles to the novelists of the 20th century. A clear and readable account of the development of the stories about Arthur and his court from the earliest times to the present day.
The elusive hero; Arthur the emperor; Arthur and his court; the Arthurian legend in Germany - Tristan and Parzival; the English poems; the flower of chivalry; Arthur and popular tradition; the search for the spiritual - King Arthur in the 19th century; visions and revisions.