The very name of King Arthur evokes a whole world of chivalry and romance, of gleaming castles, gallant knights and beautiful ladies. With the attributes of a god and the failings of a man, Arthur is the perfect hero for all people at all times. His story contains all the ingredients of classic adventure: bravery, love, betrayal and tragedy and, through all, a vein of magic that has fired the imagination and lifted the heart for centuries.
Here, HISTORY™ takes an in-depth look at the romantic images of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table that have epitomised the notion of chivalry. We try to separate the truth from the legends and join Arthur and his Knights in the famous quest for the Holy Grail - Christ’s cup from the Last Supper.
Take a journey back through hundreds of years and decide for yourself what truth lies behind the legends of King Arthur and the Holy Grail.
• King Arthur’s name is synonymous with bravery, heroism and gallantry, making him the perfect protagonist for a classic tale of adventure.
• These programmes look at the life and legends behind this famous Knight, offering a fascinating insight into his world.