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Various colourful characters are sprinkled through the King Arthur legends. Here are a handful of the better known, and there are links to fuller information about each. King Arthur and his Horse Welsh chronicles mention two names of horses owned by King Arthur. Bran Bran is an ancient Welsh hero, the son of Llyr, and is sometimes portrayed as an ancestor of King Arthur. King Arthur, his Guinevere , queen to King Arthur, is best known for her role in toppling Camelot by her affairs with other men. Huail An early account, written in the early twelfth century, has King Arthur is wounded in the thigh in a fight with Huail Lady of the Lake The Lady of the Lake originally gave King Arthur Excalibur and then took it back when Bedivere threw it back into the lake Lady of Shalot Elaine of Astolat is the woman who dies of unrequited love for Lancelot Mark of Cornwall King Mark's associations with Cornwall are strong and he may well have been an historical monarch in the area during the early 6th century. Merlin the magician is the creation of Geoffrey of Monmouth, Mordred Mordred has become the villain in the Arthurian legends. Described as nephew of King Arthur by some, and by others as the bastard son of King Arthur by his half-sister Morgause, the wife of King Lot Morgan le Fay Earlier sources show her as a healer, but with the passage of time she evolves into a more witchlike character, scheming to get rid of King Arthur Morganeuse wife of Lot, King of Orkney. She has a minor, but important role in King Arthur legend, and is frequently blurred with her more infamous sister, Morgan le Fay. Uther Pendragon, father of King Arthur In legend, Uther Pendragon was brother to Ambrosius and became King of Britain on his brother's death. He is the father of King Arthur. Vivien Vivien is the woman who entombs Merlin in a cave or a tree. Although Merlin can foresee his own fate, he is unable to prevent himself being captivated by her and and then walled up by her. Vortigern Vortigern could have ruled Britain during the early to mid 400s, having grabbed the British throne from Constantine, the father of Ambrosius Aurelianus and Uther Pendragon. The knights of King Arthur are listed on the Knights of the Round Table The Legend of King Arthur
just not performing the magic seen in Excalibur). A Roman priest and his family. must be rescued from the invading Saxons. from Arabia to Britain.when the Roman empire collapsed and skirmishes over power broke out in outlying countries -. Brazil Although the legend of King Arthur has not been historically established as fact. especially his son Alecto. The magic and fantasy of the legend will be absent (Merlin may still be around. eager to achieve their freedom. the Romans went into Sarmatia where they fought the very brave Sarmatian cavalery. but have to send their sons to serve Rome in the cavalry for fifteen years. included them into their army as knights. But there is another danger lurking on the road to freedom . including Britain. lead by Arthur/Artorious Castus. The film will focus on the history and politics of the period during which Arthur ruled -. who is selected for a great future in Rome. Celtic Britton rebels who hate the Romans. almost realistic plot. Rio de Janeiro. the Roman empire. King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table have their last mission before achieving their freedom. uses names and other elements from the traditional. these knights are free to return home.the Woads. medieval. smack between the fall of the Roman Empire (just a few hundred years after Gladiator) and the long road through the Dark Ages (roughly set in the 5th or 6th centuries). yet historically less implausible. The conquering Romans become impressed with the weaponry and fighting skills of the warrior Sarmatian people. which are spared. Arthur is Artorius Castus. In their conquest for more land. Written by Andreas Furumo This original portrayal of "Arthur".King Arthur (2004) More at IMDbPro » Based on a more realistic portrayal of "Arthur" than has ever been presented onscreen.as opposed to the mystical elements of the tale on which past Arthur films have focused. the Roman Empire extends to Britain and the Romans become impressed with the fight skills of the warrior Sarmatian people. which have to send their sons to serve Rome fifteen years in the cavalry before these knights may return home. Written by Scott Summerton In 400 AD. whose future Knights of the Round Table. are about to receive their freedom as the Romans are leaving Britain. impressed by the Sarmatian's weaponery and fighting skills. But there is another danger lurking on the road to freedom . After 15 years of serving and fighting for the Roman Empire the Sarmatian Knights. are charged by bishop Germanius with one final task before their discharge: a Roman estate tyrant and his family. stretched across many nations. whose ruthless warrior-king orders his conquering tribal army to pillage and burn entire villages down. Around 400 AD. The Romans. Only after these services. must be rescued thereto from the invading Saxons.the Woads. lead by the 'magician' Merlin. Catholic Arthurian cycle in a very different. British rebels who hate the Romans. this film will attempt to place King Arthur within his possible historic context. especially adolescent son Alecto. as opposed to the mystical elements of the tale in past Arthur films. who however realizes Rome is no longer the main threat and offers Artorius a novel alliance after sparing his life in an ambush . collapsed and skirmishes over power broke out in outlying countries. But the Knights must carry out one final order before they are free. Written by Payne The Roman Empire is stretched across many nations. Written by Claudio Carvalho.
or a model for him. Hank Morgan shares his story with the narrator in Warwick Castle and a hotel room. Early texts refer to him as dux bellorum ("war leader") and High Medieval Welsh texts often call him amerauder ("emperor"). ever actually existed and in the earliest mentions and Welsh texts he is never given the title "king".SETTING Like most stories involving time travel and historical transcendence. Arthur and his men join forces with Merlin (Stephen_Dillane). Forming a united front as loyal Englishmen against the invading Saxon armies. summary An ambitious attempt to wed the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table with known historical facts of the era. In time. is torn between his desire to travel to Rome to serve his faith and his loyalty to the land of his birth. Arthur throws in his lot with a band of knights who hope to restore order to their fair and pleasant land and hopes to win freedom for his comrades. this action adventure drama begins with the fall of the Roman Empire in 450 A. The exterior frame of the novel (made up of the first and last chapters) takes place over a period of a day and a half. He is the central character in Arthurian legends (known as the Matter of Britain). while sightseeing. Merlin. Arthur (Clive_Owen). a heroic knight and devoted Christian.D. and the brave and beautiful Guinevere (Keira_Knightley) are determined to unite a sovereign Britain under one army and one king. The Castle is a tourist spot. a shaman whose band of renegade knights were often pitched in battle against Roman forces. the novel opens and closes in and around Warwick Castle. England. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court takes liberties with geography and history. among them Lancelot (Ioan_Gruffudd).Definition I. Hank Morgan. Galahad (Hugh_Dancy). Bors (Ray_Winstone). and Dagonet (Ray_Stevenson). Arthur. However. Historically. framed in one time and place and taking place primarily in another. Gawain (Joel_Edgerton). this exterior frame is set in nineteenth century England. as Roman armies flee the British Isles. Rovi King Arthur . a recent translation of newly discovered documents may have referred to him as a king . As England falls into lawlessness. Mark Deming. Geographically. King Arthur is an important figure in the mythology of Britain. although there is disagreement about whether Arthur. The novel makes use of both geographical and historical settings. Tristan (Mads_Mikkelsen). and the narrator Mark Twain presumably meets the principal character.