Arthur and His Legend. Man, Myth, Archetype. Why is Arthur important?. Gave conquered people a hero (6 th -11 th c) warrior chief Forms a cultural identity/common history for England (Anglo-Normans) chivalric king knights 2 nd most referenced character in Western literature.
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Man, Myth, Archetype
Geoffrey of Monmouth, The History of the Kings of Britain
Chretien de Troyes, (Cray'te'en day Twa), Lancelot
Sir Thomas Malory, (see literature book, page 169), The Death of Arthur