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 Ar’thegal.Arthurian Romances. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Arthur,
 
King of the Sil’urs, a tribe of ancient Britons, was mortally wounded in the battle of Camlan, in Cornwall, raised by the revolt of his nephew, Modred. He was taken to Glastonbury, where he died.   1
   His wife was Guinever, who committed adultery with Sir Launcelot of the Lake, one of the Knights of the Round Table.   2
   He was the natural son of Uther and Igerna (wife of Gorlois, duke of Cornwall), and was brought up by Sir Ector.   3
   He was born at Tintad gel or Tintagel, a castle in Cornwall.   4
   His habitual residence was Caerleon, in Wales; and he was buried at Av’alon.   5
   His sword was called Excal’ibar or Excalibor; his spear, Rone (1 syl.), and his shield, Pridwin. His dog was named Cavall. (See ROUND TABLE KNIGHTS.)   6
 


 Ar’thegal.Arthurian Romances. 

 
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