Idylls of the King Setting & Symbolism

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Romeappears in The Coming of Arthur

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

The Pendragonshipappears 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.

Caerleonappears in The Marriage of Geraint

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

Camelotappears in Merlin and Vivien

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

Astalotappears in Lancelot and Elaine

Astalot is the city ruled by Elaine's father.

Excaliburappears 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 Shieldappears in Lancelot and Elaine

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