Idylls of the King—The Victorian Arthur
Lecture no. 20 from the course: King Arthur: History and Legend
Taught by Professor Dorsey Armstrong | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses
The 19th century witnessed an explosion of interest in the legend. Learn about the poetry of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, whose Idylls of the King inaugurated a new era of Arthurian writing and scholarship. Discover the extraordinary Arthurian works of the pre-Raphaelite painters, and delight in portrayals of Arthurian themes in stained glass, tapestry, and illustration.