The 5th-6th century
Слайд 4Thomas Malory
the 15th century
Слайд 5Birth of Arthur
A natural son of King Uther and the
beautiful Lady Igraine. When Arthur was only three days old
magician Merlin took him away and gave the child to a good knight named Sir Ector
A magician, an adviser to King Uther and then to
King Arthur himself. He was imprisoned for
all time by Lady Vivien, an enchantress to whom he told the secrets of his magic.
Слайд 7Years went by…
Sir Ector brought the child up together with
his own son Kay. Only when Arthur had grown up,
he learnt that he was of royal blood.
Слайд 8The Sword in the Stone
When King Uther died, he left
no heir to the throne. Merlin called all the lords
together in a great church in London. In the churchyard they saw a large four-sided stone in which there was a sword.
Слайд 9Whoso pulleth
this sword of
Слайд 10Arthur Made King
All the lords tried to move the sword
but in vain. It was Arthur who managed to pull
the sword out of the stone.
Слайд 11Arthur Made King
After that Merlin appeared before the crowd and
told everybody about Arthur’s origin. So Arthur became king.
Слайд 12The Lady of the Lake
The Lady of the Lake gave
King Arthur the famous sword Excalibur. She did it to
protect Arthur in any dangerous situation.
The scabbard of the sword was magic. No man could
kill the man who possessed it. Queen Morgan le Fay
got hold of the magic scabbard and threw it away.
Слайд 14Marriage of King Arthur
Arthur married Guinevere, a daughter of King
Leodogran. King Leodogran had a famous Round Table, which he
gave as a present to his son-in-law.
Слайд 15The Round Table
There were 150 places at the table.
time went on, more and more noble knights came, and
King Arthur gave them seats.
Слайд 16Sir Galahad
Слайд 17Holy Grail
The Holy Grail is a cup or bowl that
was the subject of many legends in the Middle Ages.
It was often said to have been used by Jesus at the Last Supper, and in which some of his blood was collected.
Arthur established a brilliant court at Camelot. Truth, beauty and
goodness reigned in Camelot.
Lancelot was one of the most famous, bravest, noblest knights
at the Court of King Arthur. He was never defeated,
his fame spread all over the country…
Слайд 20Lancelot and Guinevere
Lancelot and Guinevere were in love with each
other Their passion was too strong, and the day came when
they couldn’t resist it any longer.
Слайд 21The King’s Anger
In fury, king Arthur ordered to put his
wife to death at the stake, but when she the
execution was about to begin,
Sir Lancelot appeared on his horse, killed the guard, and rode away with Queen Guinevere.
Слайд 22The War
There began a war between the Knights of the
Round Table. A lot of knights were killed in the
war, and the kingdom was becoming weaker and weaker.
The war was over, but king Arthur’s power was failing.
His bitterest enemy, Mordred, decided that it was his chance.
Never was there seen a more sorrowful battle in all
the land. Many noble knights lay dead on the field.
During the battle Mordred was killed and King Arthur was mortally wounded
King Arthur understood that he was dying. He asked
Sir Bedivere, his faithful knight, to throw his sword Excalibur
into the lake. As he did so, arms rose above the water and caught the sword.
Слайд 26Death of King Arthur
The knight carried the dying king to
the edge of the water, where appeared a barge. Then
the barge with King Arthur moved away from the shore to the mysterious island Avalon…
Слайд 27That was the death of King Arthur –
And King To Be