By looking at the texts of Arthurian legends such as Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, T.H. White's The Once & Future King, and Marion Zimmer Bradley's The Mists of Avalon, one can gain a historical perspective of the time in which each work was written. Through this historical perspective and by looking at each author's personal life, a picture of Great Britain's national identity at the time of writing can be seen. As such, the Arthurian Cycle can be used to exemplify British national identity throughout history.
Wimbiscus, Audrey Ellen, "Rex Quondam, Rexque Futurus: Arthurian Legends As Indicators of British National Identity Throughout History" (2012). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 3829.
European History | Literature in English, British Isles
arthurian legends, king arthur, le morte d'arthur, the once & future king, the mists of avalon, sir thomas malory, t.h. white, marion zimmer bradley, great britain, national identity, mythic cycle, knights of the round table
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis Exemplar
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