Will the Real Merlin Please Stand Up? (A Review)

Originally airing on television has a brief fifty-minute documentary detailing the legend and life of Merlin, I found The Real Merlin impossible to ignore once I found its focus was to deconstruct some of the kookier elements of modern Merlin-worship. So, I sat down, watched it, and boy, did I discover a whole new side…Read more »

Spenser, Milton, and the Renaissance Arthur (Notes:27)

During the 17th and 18th centuries, the literary landscape was mostly barren of Arthurian literature. It was a dry spell. However, Armstrong like to think of this period simply as writers catching their breath after several centuries of highly imaginative output; after all, the Victorians would bring the Arthurian canon back to life with renewed…Read more »

Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte Darthur (Notes:23)

Sir. Thomas Malory’s Le Morte Darthur is widely considered the medieval high point of the Arthurian legend. The text defines what we today understand an Arthurian legend and brings together many of its precursor elements into a unified and cohesive whole. Written by a minor English nobleman in the years of 1468-70 of Newbould Revel.…Read more »