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HUM 313A The Legend of King Arthur in the Middle Ages (Westphal)

Course guide to support HUM 313A The Legend of King Arthur in the Middle Ages taught by Sarah Westphal (Fall 2010)

Battle of Red and White Dragons

This painting shows the battle of the red and white dragons with the King and Merlin looking on. The red dragon foretold the coming of King Arthur and victory over the Saxons.

Source: English School/The Bridgeman Art Library/Getty Images

Roundtable in Winchester

Although now known to have been constructed in the 14th Century, and repainted in its present form for King Henry VIII, the table has for centuries been venerated by generations of tourists as the mysterious table of the 'Once and Future King' Arthur.

King Arthur's Round Table in Winchester, England. Image courtesy of: Hansweb: http://www.hants.gov.uk/greathall/great-hall2.html