King Arthur Timeline

King Arthur Timeline

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  • c. 460 CE - c. 560 CE

    Probable dates for historical Arthur, King of the Britons.

  • c. 830 CE

    Welsh Historian Nennius first mentions Arthur as king and hero of Battle of Badon Hill.

  • c. 1095 CE - c. 1143 CE

    Life of historian William of Malmesbury who mentions Arthur as war-chief of Britons, not king.

  • c. 1130 CE - c. 1190 CE

    Life of French Poet Chretien de Troyes who introduces Grail Quest, Lancelot, and other elements to Arthurian Legend; calls sword Escalibur.

  • 1136 CE

    Geoffrey of Monmouth's History of the Kings of Britain introduces Arthurian Legend and Arthur's sword as Caliburn.

  • c. 1160 CE

    French Poet Wace develops Arthurian Legend further, adds Round Table, calls sword Chaliburn.

  • c. 1170 CE - c. 1220 CE

    Life of German Poet Wolfram von Eschenbach who develops Arthurian Legend in his poem Parzival.

  • c. 1190 CE

    French Poet Robert de Boron develops Arthurian Legend further including Grail Quest, Merlin, Sword in the Stone.

  • c. 1190 CE - c. 1220 CE

    Layamon translates Arthurian Legends into English.

  • c. 1200 CE

    The Welsh Mabinogion influences development of Arthurian Legend.

  • c. 1210 CE

    Gottfried von Strassburg writes Tristan, contributes to Arthurian Legend.

  • c. 1215 CE - c. 1235 CE

    The Vulgate Cycle of the Arthurian Legend composed in English Prose; Arthur's sword is Excalibur.

  • c. 1469 CE

    Sir Thomas Malory composes Le Morte D'Arthur, definitive version of Arthurian Legend including Excalibur as the king's sword.

  • 1485 CE

    Le Morte D'Arthur published by William Caxton, becomes instant best-seller popularizing Arthurian Legend.

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