In Search of Myths and Heroes (2005): S01E03 – Arthur: The Once and Future King


Introduction

Documentary series in which historian Michael Wood goes in search of the world’s greatest myths

Outline

King Arthur, a 5th-century Celtic monarch who battled invading Anglo-Saxons, first appears in a history of Britain written in 830. The story was expanded in the 12th-century by Geoffrey of Monmouth, who most modern historians regard as primarily a writer of fiction. The Tudors popularised Arthur further, as did the Victorians.

In Search of Myths and Heroes Series

You can find a full index and overview of In Search of Myths and Heroes here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Released Date: 2005.
  • Running time: 3 hours 40 minutes (total running time).
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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