“The Squire’s Tales”: Book Discussion

There are so many great Arthurian books series in the world. Some heavily based in Celtic mythology, some based on chivalric romance. Some dark and epic, some flowery and poetic. But I want to take a moment to talk about The Squire’s Tales series by Gerald Morris. A lot of people haven’t heard of itContinue reading ““The Squire’s Tales”: Book Discussion”

The Cultural Diversity of the Round Table

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, after all. But Medieval England held much more cultural diversity within itselfContinue 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!) Why Arthurian legend? Arthurian legend is an entire world in itself. Little kids really do still play “pretend”, pretending to be a cool king who pulls a sword out of a stone. Or aContinue reading ““Come and be Welcome.””