Bibliography of King Arthur

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This is a bibliography of works about King Arthur, his related world, family, friends or enemies. This bibliography includes works that are notable or are by notable authors.

6th century[edit]

9th century[edit]

10th century[edit]



11th century[edit]


  • The Legend of St. Goeznovius c. 1019
    (Saxon resurgence when Arthur is "recalled from the actions of the world" may be reference to his immortality.[2] Vortigern mentioned)


12th century[edit]



French and Anglo-Norman[edit]

(Robert de Borons verse Josephe d'Arimathie and 300 lines of Merlin are extant. A prose version of Josephe d'Arimathie, Merlin, Perzival trilogy, supposedly by Robert exists in two MSS.)
  • Lai du Cor by Robert Biket. (Caradoc succeeds in drinking from horn, proves wife's chastity.)
  • La Mantel Mautaillé. (Caradoc's wife passes chastity test by wearing ill-fitting mantel.)


13th century[edit]

French, Anglo-Norman or Provençal[edit]



  • Brother Robert's prose renditions
    • Tristrams saga ok Ísöndar 1226 (Norse reworking Tristan by Thomas of Britain)
    • Ivens Saga 1226 (Norse reworking of Chrétien de Troyes' Yvain, the Knight of the Lion)
    • Erex Saga, perhaps originally by Robert. (Text probably changed in MS. transmission. A Norse reworking of Chrétien's Erec and Enide)
    • Möttuls saga, adaptation of the "ill-fitting mantle" story.
  • Strengleikar (Translations of lais mostly by Marie de France)
    • "Geitarlauf" (Translation of Chevrefoil)
    • "Januals ljóð" (Translation of Lanval)



  • Walewein en het schaakbord, by Penninc and Pieter Vostaert
  • Roman van Ferguut (translation and reworking of the Roman de Fergus)
  • The Lancelot-Compilatie (an adaptation of the Lancelot-Grail and other romances, 10 in all:[17])
    • Lanceloet
    • Perchevael
    • Morien (Moriaen)
    • Queeste vanden Grale
    • Wrake van Ragisel (Adaptation of Vengeance Raguidel)
    • Ridder metter mouwen ("The Knight with the Sleeve" )
    • Walewein ende Keye
    • Lanceloet en het hert met de witte voet ("Lancelot and the Stag with the White Foot")
    • Torec, by Jacob van Maerlant
    • Arturs doet


  • Melech Artu A Hebrew reworking of the Historia Regum Brittanie


14th century[edit]



(All dates for the Welsh compositions are controversial)


  • Tavola Rotonda, Anonymous




15th century[edit]




  • Skikkju Rimur, (a rendition of the "ill-fitting mantle" story)

16th century[edit]



  • Tristan Romance, preserved in fragmentary form in several MSS.


  • Povest Trychane 1560s

17th century[edit]



  • Widwilt (Yiddish reworking of Le Bel Inconnu)

18th century[edit]

  • Warton, Thomas (1728–1790)
    • "The Grave of King Arthur" (1777)
    • "On King Arthur's Round-table at Winchester" (1777)
  • Vortigern and Rowena by W. H. Ireland (1799) (A Shakespearian forgery)

19th century[edit]

20th century[edit]

21st century[edit]



  1. ^ Lacy, Norris J., ed. (1986). "Gildas". The New Arthurian Encyclopedia. Garland. 
  2. ^ White 1997
  3. ^ Lacy 1997, pp. 565–7, GA(Geoffrey Ashe), "Triads"
  4. ^ Bromwich, Rachel (1961), Trioedd Ynys Prydein: The Welsh Triads (snippet) (1st ed.), Cardiff: University of Wales Press 
  5. ^ Bromwich 1961, pp. 97–121
  6. ^ a b Bromwich 1961, p. cxxx "Period of the Cywyddwyr"
  7. ^ Bromwich 1961, Appendix IV, pp. 250-255
  8. ^ White 1997, pp. 13–16)
  9. ^ White 1997, pp. 16–17
  10. ^ Lacy 1986, p. 471, GA, "Saints' Lives, Arthur in"
  11. ^ de la Borderie, Arthur, ed. (1891). "Saint Efflam, texte inédit de la vie ancienne de ce saint". Annales de Bretagne. Facultés des Lettres et Sciences Humaines, Universities of Rennes et Nantes. VII: 279–.  (p.299)
  12. ^ White 1997, pp. 22–23
  13. ^ Lacy 1986, p. 630, KGM (Kenneth G. Madison), "William of Malmesbury"
  14. ^ Green, Cynthia Whiddon (1998). "Jocelyn, a monk of Furness: The Life of Kentigern (Mungo)". Fordham University. Retrieved 2012-12-25. , Chapter xlv, "Laleocen"
  15. ^ White 1997, pp. 24
  16. ^ Lacy 1999, p. 595
  17. ^ Lacy 1999, pp. 387–8, BB (Bart Besamusca), "Middle Dutch Arthurian Literature"
  18. ^ Brian Stableford, (2009), The A to Z of Fantasy Literature, page 205. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0810868296
  • Bromwich, Rachel (1961), Trioedd Ynys Prydein: The Welsh Triads (snippet) (1st ed.), Cardiff: University of Wales Press 
  • Lacy, Norris J., ed. (1986). The New Arthurian Encyclopedia. Garland. 
  • White, Richard, ed. (1997). King Arthur in Legend and History. London: Dent. ISBN 0460879154. 

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