King Arthur in the Latin Chronicles
Lecture no. 3 from the course: King Arthur: History and Legend
Taught by Professor Dorsey Armstrong | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses
Now explore some of the most significant early witnesses to the Arthurian legend. In Latin texts by the chroniclers Gildas (6th century) and Nennius (9th century) and in the Welsh Annales Cambriae, study accounts of Arthur’s exploits and death in battle. Learn how 11th- and 12th-century texts later embellished the legend, elevating Arthur as a godlike hero.