Idylls of the King Setting & Symbolism

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Rome, appears in The Coming of Arthur

As the story opens, the Britons have just recently fought of their Roman rulers.

The Pendragonship, appears in The Coming of Arthur

Arthur's arrival in the sea is presaged by a flying ship, shaped like a dragon, soaring through the sky.

Caerleon, appears in The Marriage of Geraint

Caerleon is the site of King Arthur's halls before they move to Camelot.

Camelot, appears in Merlin and Vivien

Camelot is King Arthur's castle. It is so impressive some think it is magical.

Astalot, appears in Lancelot and Elaine

Astalot is the city ruled by Elaine's father.

Excalibur, appears in The Passing of Arthur

Excalibur is a powerful sword Arthur received from the mysterious Lady of the Lake. Before he dies, he makes Sir Bedivere throw it into the sea.

Lancelot's Shield, appears in Lancelot and Elaine

Lancelot gives Elaine his shield while...

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