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Malory: The Life And Times Of King Arthurs Chronicler Christina Hardyment

Malory: The Life And Times Of King Arthurs Chronicler

Christina Hardyment

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ISBN : 9780007114887
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656 pages
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Virtually all modern versions of the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table are derived from a single book: Sir Thomas Malorys Morte dArthur (1469), one of the worlds most renowned literary works. Yet the author, aMore Virtually all modern versions of the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table are derived from a single book: Sir Thomas Malorys Morte dArthur (1469), one of the worlds most renowned literary works. Yet the author, a fifteenth-century knight, has remained an enigma for centuries. Existing historical records imply that Malory was a criminal--accused of rape, ambush, rustling, and attacks on abbeys--and was imprisoned for most of his life.Using evidence from new historical research and deductions from the only known manuscript copy of Malorys celebrated work, Christina Hardyment brilliantly resolves the contradictions about an extraordinary man and a life marked equally by great achievement and devastating disgrace. Malory is the fascinating chronicle of a loyal soldier enmeshed in the tangled politics of the Wars of the Roses. It is the story of a connoisseur of literature and exemplary writer who created a masterpiece meant to inspire princes and knights to high endeavors and noble acts.