The Norman Conquest. Back when the French weren’t sissies. The Norman Conquest. Toward the close of the Old English period an event occurred that had a greater effect on the English language than any other since. The Norman Conquest in 1066
Back when the French weren’t sissies
He is summoned to pay tribute to the Emperor Lucius of Rome, resists, and declares war.
Merlin predicted that Igraine\'s child would be the greatest of the kings of Britain.
At Christmas time and again at New Year\'s, various nobles attempted, without success, to remove the sword.
Arthur returned without having found one, but while passing by he noticed the sword in the stone, and while everyone was off at a tournament, he easily removed the sword from the stone and took it to Kay.
But when Kay replaced the sword in the stone, he could not remove it. Moved by his father\'s questioning, he revealed that Arthur had given him the sword.
Pagan heroes were all assimilated in one way or another by the retelling of their stories by Christian writers such as the Beowulf poet
Percival, out of politeness or naiveté, fails to ask any questions about the Grail when, at a feast, it passes by him in procession. As a result of this failure, the king and his land remain under the terrible spell.
Lancelot comes back to help the king, but arrives too late for the final battle in Cornwall in which both Arthur and Mordred die.