Sword at Sunset: Question Five
So there were lots of elements of Arthurian legend, and legendary history incorporated into the book:
- Arthur being the illegitimate child of Uther.
- Mordred, the child of Arthur's inadvertent incest with his half sister, being his doom.
- The big name Saxons- Hengest and Horsa, Aelle, Cerdic (and I really loved the take on Cerdic).
- Vortigern and the Night of the Long Knives.
- The decisive Battle of Badon.
- The Mallory take that King Arthur was crowned Roman Emperor.
- Guinevere cheating on Arthur with the most prominent of his knights.
And there are other parts missing, the main ones being.
- The Holy Grail
What did you think of this take on the King Arthur story, the use of the Arthurian elements, and what was "left out"?