Enter a world of duels and jousting, where knights battle to protect the honour of fair maidens and defend King Arthur's castle. Knights meet in fellowship at Camelot, and are entertained with feasting and pageantry. Honour and chivalry are valued above all else, and courageous knights fight strange, unearthly foes to prove themselves worthy of a place at King Arthur's table.
These ancient tales have been told since the fifth century when Welsh bards travelled the country entertaining lords and ladies with stories and songs. They were retold in verse by Chretien de Troyes in his twelfth-century Le Morte d'Arthur, and in prose by Sir Thomas Malory in the fifteenth century.
Now, renowned storyteller Isabel Wyatt presents her own fresh retelling of a selection of these fascinating legends.
Isabel Wyatt was born in England in 1901. She spent many years teaching young children and was then, until her retirement in 1965, co-director of studies at Hawkwood College in Gloucestershire. She compiled many books for children, including The Seven-Year-Old Wonder Book, The Eight-Year-Old Legend Book, Homer's Odyssey, King Beetle-Tamer, The Book of Fairy Princes and Norse Hero Tales. She died in 1992.
Medieval Storyteller's Invocation The Welsh Bards and their Ancient Celtic Stories Peredur The Lady of the Fountain Marie de France and her Breton Lays The Lay of Sir Lanval Chretien de Troyes and his French Verse-Romances The Knight of the Cart Sir Thomas Malory and his English Prose-Romances The Story of Sir Gareth