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Latin scholar Neil Wright considers Geoffrey's changes to Gildas to be deliberate reformulations that produce a more sympathetic picture of Constantine and his successors. For Wright, identifying the "royal youths" as traitors justifies the killing, reducing Constantine's offence from murder to sacrilege (for killing the traitors in sanctuary). [13] Overall, scholars regard Geoffrey's depiction of Constantine as pessimistic, highlighting how little of Arthur's legacy survives his death. [19] Later chronicles [ edit ]

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Fisher, IV, Benjamin Franklin (1990). "King Arthur Plays from the 1890s". Victorian Poetry. 28 (3/4): 153–176. JSTOR 40002298.

If I had been on that beach at the beginning, I would have grabbed the nameless boy and been like "Hey, don't follow that bell sound! There's a long-winded, self-centered old man waiting for you who claims to be the high king of Britain but is actually just a jerk, and he'll talk your ear off and bore us all if he finds you." Michael Morpurgo is one of the most successful children's authors in the country, loved by children, teachers and parents alike. He has written more than forty books for children, including the global hit War Horse, which was made into a Hollywood film by Steven Spielberg in 2011. In the Dark Ages, Cumbria was known as Rheged. At its peak, the kingdom stretched from coast to coast and from southern Scotland to the Midlands.

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It depicts people being so consumed by jealously that they kill people who previously were their friends. It also contains a level of warfare violence that is appropriate for the subject matter. Geoffrey returned to Constantine's struggles and untimely murder in his later work Vita Merlini. The text, set during the reign of Aurelius Conanus, recounts how Constantine gave Mordred's sons a "cruel death" and ended their destructive rebellion, omitting details of the killing. According to the Vita, Constantine ruled only briefly before Conanus rose up, killed him, and seized the kingdom he now governs poorly. Rosemary Morris writes that Vita Merlini reinforces the Historia's message that Constantine was unable to perpetuate the glories of Arthur's reign. [19] [20] The historical Constantine of Dumnonia may have influenced later traditions, known in Southwestern Britain as well as in Wales, Ireland, and Scotland, about a Saint Constantine who is usually said to have been a king who gave up his crown to become a monk. The Cornish and Welsh traditions especially may have been influenced by Gildas, in particular his adjuration for Constantine to repent; the belief may have been that the reproach eventually worked. [9]The little changes that have been put in are mostly ones of chronology and swapping out characters. The healing of Sir Urry, for example, happens as soon as Lancelot comes to court, and Nimue is the one who sets up the test of the Green Knight...

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Geoffrey of Monmouth, Vita Merlini lines 1128–1135. See: Geoffrey of Monmouth (2007). Huber, Emily Rebekah (ed.). "Arthur from the Vita Merlini". The Camelot Project. University of Rochester . Retrieved 22 September 2014.Thompson, Raymond H.; Lacy, Norris J. (2013). "Games". In Lacy, Norris K. (ed.). The New Arthurian Encyclopedia. Routledge. p.590. ISBN 978-1136606335 . Retrieved 4 February 2013.

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