Thomas Bulfinch

Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Chivalry, or Legends of King Arthur


Throngs of knights and barons bold,
In weeds of peace high triumphs hold,
With store of ladies, whose bright eyes
Rain influence and judge the prize.
—MILTON.

Table of Contents

PART I.

KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS.

CHAPTER I.

INTRODUCTION. THE TRAINING OF A KNIGHT — FREEMEN, VILLAINS, SERFS, AND CLERKS — TOURNAMENTS — MAIL ARMOR — HELMETS — ROMANCES — METRICAL ROMANCES — THE MABINOGEON.

CHAPTER II.

THE MYTHICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND. BLADUD — LEIR — FERREX AND PORREX — DUNWALLO MOLMUTIUS — BRENNUS AND BELINUS, ELIDURE — LUD — CASSIBELLAUNUS — KYMBELINUS, OR CYMBELINE — ARMORICA.

CHAPTER III.

ARTHUR. ARTHUR CHOSEN KING — MERLIN — CAER–MERDIN, OR CAERMARTHEN (IN WALES), MERLIN’S TOWER, AND THE IMPRISONED FIENDS — GUENEVER — KING ARTHUR SLAYS THE GIANT OF ST. MICHAEL’S MOUNT — KING ARTHUR GETS A SWORD FROM THE LADY OF THE LAKE.

CHAPTER IV.

CARADOC BRIEFBRAS; OR CARADOC WITH THE SHRUNKEN ARM — THE BOY AND THE MANTLE.

CHAPTER V.

SIR GAWAIN.

CHAPTER VI.

LAUNCELOT OF THE LAKE.

CHAPTER VII.

THE STORY OF LAUNCELOT:— THE ADVENTURE OF THE CART.

CHAPTER VIII.

THE STORY OF LAUNCELOT:— THE LADY OF SHALOTT.

CHAPTER IX.

THE STORY OF LAUNCELOT:— QUEEN GUENEVER’S PERIL.

CHAPTER X.

THE STORY OF TRISTRAM OF LYONESSE.

CHAPTER XI.

TRISTRAM AND ISOUDE.

CHAPTER XII.

THE STORY OF SIR TRISTRAM OF LYONESSE.

CHAPTER XIII.

END OF THE STORY OF SIR TRISTRAM OF LYONESSE.

CHAPTER XIV.

THE STORY OF PERCEVAL.

CHAPTER XV.

THE QUEST OF THE SANGREAL. SIR GALAHAD — SIR GAWAIN — SIR PERCEVAL.

CHAPTER XVI.

THE END OF THE QUEST. SIR BOHORT — OF SIR LAUNCELOT AGAIN — SIR GALAHAD.

CHAPTER XVII.

SIR AGRIVAIN’S TREASON.

CHAPTER XVIII.

MORTE D’ARTHUR.

PART II.

THE MABINOGEON.

CHAPTER XIX.

THE BRITONS. THE WELSH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE — THE WELSH BARDS — THE TRIADS.

CHAPTER XX.

THE LADY OF THE FOUNTAIN. KYNON’S ADVENTURE.

CHAPTER XXI.

THE LADY OF THE FOUNTAIN, CONTINUED. OWAIN’S ADVENTURE.

CHAPTER XXII.

THE LADY OF THE FOUNTAIN, CONTINUED. GAWAIN’S ADVENTURE — THE ADVENTURE OF THE LION.

CHAPTER XXIII.

GERAINT, THE SON OF ERBIN.

CHAPTER XXIV.

GERAINT, THE SON OF ERBIN, CONTINUED.

CHAPTER XXV.

GERAINT, THE SON OF ERBIN, CONTINUED.

CHAPTER XXVI.

PWYLL, PRINCE OF DYVED.

CHAPTER XXVII.

BRANWEN, THE DAUGHTER OF LLYR.

CHAPTER XXVIII.

MANAWYDDAN.

CHAPTER XXIX.

KILWICH AND OLWEN.

CHAPTER XXX.

KILWICH AND OLWEN, CONTINUED.

CHAPTER XXXI.

PEREDUR, THE SON OF EVRAWC.

CHAPTER XXXII.

TALIESIN.

PART III.

THE KNIGHTS OF ENGLISH HISTORY.

CHAPTER XXXIII.

KING RICHARD AND THE THIRD CRUSADE.

CHAPTER XXXIV.

ROBIN HOOD OF SHERWOOD FOREST. LITTLE JOHN — FRIAR TUCK — THE BISHOP OF HEREFORD’S ENTERTAINMENT BY ROBIN HOOD AND LITTLE JOHN AND THEIR COMPANY, IN MERRY BARNSDALE.

CHAPTER XXXV.

ROBIN HOOD AND HIS ADVENTURES. THE NOBLE BIRTH AND THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF ROBIN HOOD — ROBIN HOOD AND THE BEGGAR — ROBIN HOOD AND KING RICHARD — THE DEATH OF ROBIN HOOD.

CHAPTER XXXVI.

CHEVY CHASE.

CHAPTER XXXVII.

THE BATTLE OF OTTERBOURNE.

CHAPTER XXXVIII.

EDWARD THE BLACK PRINCE. THE BATTLE OF CRECY. THE BATTLE OF POITIERS.

 


Rendered into HTML on Thu Jul 23 14:50:04 1998, by Steve Thomas for The University of Adelaide Library Electronic Texts Collection.

For offline reading, the complete set of pages is available for download from http://www.library.adelaide.edu.au/etext/b/b93chi/b93chi.zip