Malory : The Knight Who Became King Arthur's Chronicler (Hardcover)

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Sir Thomas Malory's "Morte Darthur" (1469) is one of the most renown books in the world. Virtually all modern versions of the Arthurian legends are derived from its energetic, memorably phrased and remarkably individual telling of the stirring exploits of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Yet the identity of the fifteenth-century knight who wrote it has remained an enigma for centuries. The existing records of his life imply that he was a criminal—accused of rape, ambush, rustling and attacks on abbeys—and in prison for most of his life.

Using evidence from new historical research and deductions from the only known manuscript copy of Malory's masterpiece, Christina Hardyment resolves the contradictions in this brilliant story of a man who was marked by great achievement along with deep disgrace. She depicts Malory as an experienced soldier—who fought against the French with Henry V and was closely connected with the Knights Hospitallers' battles against the Turks in Rhodes—an expert on tournaments, a connoisseur of literature, a loyal subject who was deeply involved in the troubled politics of the Wars of the Roses, and a writer who intended his great work to inspire the princes and knights of his own time to high endeavors and noble acts.

Christina Hardyment has not only given Sir Thomas Malory a biography worthy of King Arthur's greatest chronicler, she has also set it against a fascinating background: an age that would see the high-water mark of medieval chivalry and would also come to be seen as a bridge between the Middle Ages and the modern world.

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Publisher Harpercollins
Mfg Part# 9780066209814
SKU 202111054
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0066209811
Release Date 8/1/2006

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