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.
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