King Arthur

King Arthur

Myths and Legends 4
  • Author: Daniel Mersey
  • Illustrator: Alan Lathwell
  • Short code: MYTH 4
  • Publication Date: 20 Jul 2013
  • Number of Pages: 80
Users in the USA and Canada please select your location at the top of this page to see prices in your currency. Users in the UK and the Rest of the World will be billed in GBP.

Availability: In stock

Please tick the formats you would like to buy:

Paperback
9781780967233
$22.00
eBook (ePub)
9781782009382
$17.60
eBook (PDF)
9781782009375
$17.60
Bundle Offer! Choose a print and eBook format above and get 25% off both!
About our eBooks

About this Product

From his court at Camelot, King Arthur ruled over a unified Britain in a mythical age of peace and prosperity. His glory, however, would be short-lived. For even as he drew the sword from the stone, a doom settled over Arthur that would see his kingdom fall to betrayal and war. In this book, Daniel Mersey retells the great stories of Arthur, from his winning of Excalibur and his marriage to Guinevere, through his battle with the giant in France and his war against the army of Rome to the treachery of Mordred and his death at Camlann. Supporting this narrative is an exploration of the different facets of Arthurian myth, including the numerous conflicting theories of his historical origin, the tales of Welsh folklore and Medieval romance, and even his various portrayals in the modern media. Presented with both classic and newly commissioned artwork this book is an easy-to-read, yet highly detailed introduction to the complex body of myth and legend that surrounds Britain's greatest hero.

Biographical Note

Born in a tower block named Tintagel House, forced to play the great king in a school play at the age of seven, and an avid reader of Arthurian stories throughout his childhood, it was inevitable that Daniel Mersey would grow up to be fascinated by Arthuriana. An editor and writer, his previous books include Legendary Warriors: Great Heroes in Myth and Reality (Anova, 2002) and Arthur King of the Britons (Summersdale, 2005), and his previous games include Glutter of Ravens (1998) and Song of Arthur and Merlin (2008). Alan Lathwell is a freelance illustrator based in the UK. He specialises in fantasy art and has a passion for Celtic and Norse mythology, which began at an early age. He uses a mixture of traditional and digital methods to create his paintings and his work has been used to illustrate children's books, role-playing games and book covers.

You may also be interested in the following product(s)

Close

Blog

Flashpoints
On the blog today, Michael Napier, author of Flashpoints: Air Warfare in the Cold War takes us through what interests him in the subject.  Continue Reading
The Tonkin Gulf Q&A
The 'Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club' was the tongue-in-cheek nickname of the US Seventh Fleet that was stationed off the coast of Vietnam and tells the full story of the US Naval air campaign in the Vietnam War from 1965 to 1975. On the blog today, author Thomas McKelvey Cleaver discusses the most memorable operation he took part in and whether we should be learning more about The Vietnam War in school. Continue Reading

Forum

Can't See "Related Images" Section
I just want to point out that most of the campaign titles from 300 to 350 never had their artwork... Read more
Gavin Brown 2021-05-12 14:08:10
Issue with Purchasing Bronze, Silver and Gold
Hi Simon, Sorry to hear that you're having issues with the purchasing a membership. I can... Read more
Emily @ Osprey 2020-09-14 07:30:25
Osprey 2021
Amazon Canada took the list of books down & the list is back up on Amazon Canada. Read more
TR 2020-05-26 18:08:19
August sale
Good news, some good deals to be had! Read more
PAUL W 2018-08-28 21:26:14