How Arthur became a
- Arthur set up his Royal
palace at Camelot.
- When Arthur was a bit
older, he married a princess named Guinevere. She was the
daughter of King Leodegrance of Cameliard. As a wedding
present, her father gave them a huge round table.
- All the knights in the
country wanted to be soldiers for King Arthur. The bravest of
them were allowed to sit at the round table. They were known
as the ‘Knights of the Round Table’. Because it was round,
the positions of all the seats were equal. No-one could say
they were more important because they sat at the end.
- The Saxons were still
attacking the British.
- Arthur and the Knights
of the Round Table fought against the Saxons in many battles.
They finally defeated them at the Battle of Mount Badon.
- Everyone was happy and
felt very safe again.
- Arthur thought he was
doing a better job than the Roman Emperor in Italy. He decided
to take his army to Europe. After a lot of fighting, the
Emperor agreed to give the western half of Europe to Arthur.
- Back in Britain, the
Knights of the Round Table had lots of adventures. Some
rescued princesses. Some fought dragons or bad knights. Many
of them went to look for a religious cup called the ‘Holy
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