Green, Roger Lancelyn: King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table

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Roger Lancelyn Green KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE AUTHOR: The story King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table was written by Roger Lancelyn Green. He became interested in myths and legends at an early age. His education at school, was interrupted by many kinds of illnesses but he read all legends he could find. The mostly influence for him was Andrew Lang, the Victorian compiler and presenter of fairy stories. Later after he studied at Oxford he became a presenter of traditional stories himself. But writing was not the only job of Green. He acted as Noodler, the pirate in Peter pan, and he was also a schoolmaster at his old college Oxford. But from 1946 onwards he wrote many books, i.e.: biographies of his favourite authors, but his most famous books, are the retelling of some traditional stories, including King Arthur. Green never only tried to write the stories he also tried to bring light into the confusing of legends. The story is divided into four books: how King Arthur became a monarch; some adventures of his knights; the search of the Holy Grail and the last battle where Arthur died. These four books are divided themselves into many chapters. The story itself was told many times. R. L. Green simply wrote a kind of retelling. The book was not written by one Author, many Author s worked on this book and also some middle English poems are included e.g.: the story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. But the main author Green followed was Sir ...

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