What happened to him as a boy
  

 
  • Uther, the High-King of Britain fell in love with the Lady Igraine, but she was already married to Gorlois, the Duke of Tintagel.
  • King Uther decided he must marry Igraine. So he took his army and fought with Gorlois. Gorlois was killed.
  • King Uther married Igraine and they had a son named Arthur. He was born at Tintagel Castle.
  • This was a very dangerous time and attacks by Saxons happened a lot. So King Uther gave his baby son to his wizard, Merlin, for safety.
  • Merlin sent Arthur away to be raised in the countryside by Sir Ector. He grew up with his foster brother, Kay. He never knew who his real parents were.

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