The Cultural Diversity of the Round Table

(To listen to this post as an audio-blog podcast episode, click here!) The Knights of the Round Table are all known to be perfectly English. For some reason. The first thought that usually comes to mind upon hearing the words, “King Arthur”, is Medieval England. And it should be. It has become an English legend,Continue reading “The Cultural Diversity of the Round Table”

The Role of the Woman: Then vs. Now

In honor of International Women’s Day, (I’m late but it still counts!) I wanted to discuss the role of the woman in Arthurian legend. It’s changed drastically since the 1180’s, when women started to play a more central part in the tales. From submissive maidens floating around towers to warrior women dominating and bending societalContinue reading “The Role of the Woman: Then vs. Now”

“Come and be Welcome.”

“With the opening of any Arthurian book begins a new adventure!” ~ Helen Borrello, Professor of Arthurian Literature (my college professor!) (To listen to this blog post as a Spotify podcast episode, click here!) Why Arthurian legend? Arthurian legend is an entire world in itself. Little kids really do still play “pretend”, pretending to beContinue reading ““Come and be Welcome.””