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The Resource Malory : the knight who became King Arthur's chronicler, Christina Hardyment

Malory : the knight who became King Arthur's chronicler, Christina Hardyment

Label
Malory : the knight who became King Arthur's chronicler
Title
Malory
Title remainder
the knight who became King Arthur's chronicler
Statement of responsibility
Christina Hardyment
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sir Thomas Malory's Morte Darthur (1469) is one of the most renowned books in the world. Virtually all modern versions of the Arthurian legends are derived from its energetic, memorably phrased and remarkably individual telling of the stirring exploits of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Yet the identity of the fifteenth-century knight who wrote it has remained an enigma for centuries. The existing records of his life imply that he was a criminal--accused of rape, ambush, rustling and attacks on abbeys--and in prison for most of his life. Using evidence from new historical research and deductions from the only known manuscript copy of Malory's masterpiece, Christina Hardyment resolves the contradictions in this story of a man who was marked by great achievement along with deep disgrace. She depicts Malory as an experienced soldier--who fought against the French with Henry V and was closely connected with the Knights Hospitallers' battles against the Turks in Rhodes--an expert on tournaments, a connoisseur of literature, a loyal subject who was deeply involved in the troubled politics of the Wars of the Roses, and a writer who intended his great work to inspire the princes and knights of his own time to high endeavors and noble acts
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hardyment, Christina
Dewey number
  • 823/.2
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2045
LC item number
.H37 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Malory, Thomas
  • Great Britain
  • Authors, English
  • Knights and knighthood
  • Arthurian romances
Label
Malory : the knight who became King Arthur's chronicler, Christina Hardyment
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2005"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 585-603) and index
Contents
Preface -- Introduction: the puzzle -- The Morte Darthur briefly drawn -- The baptism bell -- Childhood -- Apprenticeship in chivalry -- Taking the adventure -- Agincourt and after -- The conquest of Normandy -- Winning worship -- Captains courageous -- Defending Christendom -- Battling in Bayonne -- Malory at home -- The Camelot years -- Misrule doth rise -- Knight reformer -- Nemesis -- Ravisher of women? -- 'In no wise guilty' -- At war with the law -- Knight prisoner -- a powerful patron -- This sun of York -- Princepleaser -- The secret agent -- Lancaster's champion -- A good end
Control code
ocm62732846
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 634 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780066209814
Lccn
2005058532
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 850325
  • (OCoLC)62732846
Label
Malory : the knight who became King Arthur's chronicler, Christina Hardyment
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2005"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 585-603) and index
Contents
Preface -- Introduction: the puzzle -- The Morte Darthur briefly drawn -- The baptism bell -- Childhood -- Apprenticeship in chivalry -- Taking the adventure -- Agincourt and after -- The conquest of Normandy -- Winning worship -- Captains courageous -- Defending Christendom -- Battling in Bayonne -- Malory at home -- The Camelot years -- Misrule doth rise -- Knight reformer -- Nemesis -- Ravisher of women? -- 'In no wise guilty' -- At war with the law -- Knight prisoner -- a powerful patron -- This sun of York -- Princepleaser -- The secret agent -- Lancaster's champion -- A good end
Control code
ocm62732846
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 634 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780066209814
Lccn
2005058532
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 850325
  • (OCoLC)62732846

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