"What is the knights of the Round Table ?"?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The Knights of the Round Table were those men awarded the highest order of Chivalry at the Court of King Arthur in the literary cycle the Matter of Britain. The table at which they met was created to have no head or foot, representing the equality of all the members. Different stories had different numbers of knights, ranging from only 12 to 150 or more. The Winchester Round Table, which dates from the 1270s, lists 25 names of knights.

    Sir Thomas Malory describes the Knights' code of chivalry as:

    -To never do outrage nor murder

    -Always to flee treason

    -To by no means be cruel but to give mercy unto him who asks for mercy

    -To always do ladies, gentlewomen and widows succor

    -To never force ladies, gentlewomen or widows

    Not to take up battles in wrongful quarrels for love or worldly goods

    Origins of the Round Table

    The first writer to describe the Round Table was Wace, whose Roman de Brut was an elaboration of Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae. The company was used by many subsequent authors. However, even the earliest writers ascribe to Arthur a following of extraordinary warriors; in Geoffrey, Arthur's court attracts the greatest heroes from all of Europe. In the Welsh Arthurian material, much of which is included in the Mabinogion, Arthur's men are attributed with superhuman abilities. Some of the characters from the Welsh material even appear under altered names as Knights of the Round Table in the continental romances, the most notable of which are Cai (Sir Kay), Bedwyr (Sir Bedivere), and Gwalchmai (Sir Gawain)-.

  • 1 decade ago

    A Monty Python Song. It was also redone for the Broadway show Spamalot:

    We're Knights of the Round Table,

    We dance when ere we're able,

    We do routines and chorus scenes

    With footwork impeccable.

    We dine well here in Camelot,

    We eat ham and jam and spam a lot.

    We're Knights of the Round Table,

    Our show are formidable,

    But many times, we're given rhymes

    That are quite unsingable.

    We're Opera mad in Camelot,

    We sing from the diaphragm

    a looooooot.

    In war we're tough and able,

    Quite indefatigable,

    Between our quests we sequin vests,

    And impersonate Clark Gable.

    It's a busy life in Camelot,

    I have to push the pram a lot.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The correct version of this question should be, "Who are the Knights of the Round Table?" They were the knight gathered together by Aurthur Pendragon (King Aurthur) to establish a standard of honor.

  • 1 decade ago

    Please visit the following sight for your edification

    http://www.kingarthursknights.com/knights/default....

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  • Kate
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    1 decade ago

    Knights of the Round Table were those men awarded the highest order of Chivalry at the Court of King Arthur in the literary cycle the Matter of Britain. The table at which they met was created to have no head or foot, representing the equality of all the members. Different stories had different numbers of knights, ranging from only 12 to 150 or more. The Winchester Round Table, which dates from the 1270s, lists 25 names of knights.

    Sir Thomas Malory describes the Knights' code of chivalry as:

    * To never do outrage nor murder

    * Always to flee treason

    * To by no means be cruel but to give mercy unto him who asks for mercy

    * To always do ladies, gentlewomen and widows succor

    * To never force ladies, gentlewomen or widows

    * Not to take up battles in wrongful quarrels for love or worldly goods

    [edit] Origins of the Round Table

    The first writer to describe the Round Table was Wace, whose Roman de Brut was an elaboration of Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae. The company was used by many subsequent authors. However, even the earliest writers ascribe to Arthur a following of extraordinary warriors; in Geoffrey, Arthur's court attracts the greatest heroes from all of Europe. In the Welsh Arthurian material, much of which is included in the Mabinogion, Arthur's men are attributed with superhuman abilities. Some of the characters from the Welsh material even appear under altered names as Knights of the Round Table in the continental romances, the most notable of which are Cai (Sir Kay), Bedwyr (Sir Bedivere), and Gwalchmai (Sir Gawain).

    [edit] List of Knights of the Round Table

    * Sir Aglovale, son of King Pellinore of Listinoise

    * Sir Agravaine, son of King Lot of Orkney

    * Sir Bedivere (Bedwyr)

    * Sir Bors, King of Gannes (Gaul)

    * Sir Breunor, also known as "La Cote Male Taile"

    * Sir Cador

    * Sir Caradoc, called "Caradoc Vreichvras", or "Caradoc Strong Arm"

    * Sir Colgrevance

    * Sir Constantine, son of Cador, who became king after Arthur's death

    * Sir Dagonet, the court jester

    * Sir Daniel

    * Sir Dinadan, the son of Sir Brunor Senior and brother of Sirs Brunor le Noir 'La Cote Mal Taillée' and Daniel.

    * Sir Ector, Arthur's foster father and Sir Kay's father

    * Sir Ector de Maris, the son of King Ban of Benwick

    * Sir Elyan the White, the son of Sir Bors

    * Sir Erec, (see also Geraint)

    * Sir Gaheris

    * Sir Galahad (son of Lancelot; his seat was the Siege Perilous)

    * Sir Gareth

    * Sir Gawain (Gawaine, Walganus, Balbhuaidh, Gwalchmai)

    * Sir Geraint (see also Erec)

    * Sir Gingalain, called at first Sir Le Bel Inconnu ("The "Fair Unknown"), Gawain's son

    * Sir Griflet, also called Sir Griflet le Fils de Dieu

    * King Bademagus

    * King Hoel

    * Sir Kay (Cai, Caius), Arthur's stepbrother, son of Sir Ector

    * Sir Lamorak

    * Sir Lancelot (Launcelot du Lac, father of Sir Galahad)

    * King Leodegrance, Guinevere's father and keeper of the Round Table

    * Sir Lionel

    * Sir Lucan

    * Sir Maleagant, who abducted Guinevere

    * Sir Mordred, Arthur's illegitimate son and destroyer of the kingdom

    * Sir Morholt

    * Sir Palamedes the Saracen

    * Sir Pelleas, husband of the Lady of the Lake

    * King Pellinore

    * Sir Percival (Perceval, Peredur), son of Pellinore

    * Sir Sagramore|Sir Sagramore le Desirous

    * Sir Safir, brother of Palamedes

    * Sir Segwarides, brother of Palamedes

    * Sir Tor

    * Sir Tristram (Tristan)

    * King Uriens

    * Sir Ywain (Owain), son of King Uriens of Gore

    * Sir Ywain the Bastard, also son of Uriens

    In addition, Malory's account includes many obscure knights during the episode containing Sir Urry:

    King Clariance of Northumberland, Sir Barrant le Apres (King with a Hundred Knights), King Angwish of Ireland, King Nentres of Garlot, King Carados of Scotland, Sir Galahalt (a duke known as the Haut Prince), Duke Chalance of Clarence, Earl Ulbawes, Earl Lambaile, Earl Aristance, Sir Florence and Sir Lovell (sons of Gawain by Sir Brandiles's sister), Sir Blamor de Ganis, Sir Bleoberis de Ganis, Sir Gahalantine, Sir Galihodin, Sir Menaduke, Sir Villiars the Valiant, Sir Hebes le Renowne, Sir Dodinas le Savage, Sir Kay l'Estrange (not Kay, Arthur's seneschal), Sir Meliot de Logris, Sir Petipace of Winchelsea, Sir Galleron of Galway, Sir Melion of the Mountain, Sir Cardok, Sir Uwain le Avoutres, Sir Ozanna le Coeur Hardi, Sir Ascamore, Sir Grummor Grummorson, Sir Crosslem, Sir Severause le Breuse (known for rejecting battles with men in favor of giants, dragons, and wild beasts), Sir Dornar, Sir Lucan the Butler, Sir Brandiles, Sir Clegis, Sir Sadok, Sir Dinas le Seneschal de Cornwall, Sir Fergus, Sir Driant, Sir Lambegus, Sir Clarus of Cleremont, Sir Clodrus, Sir Hectimere, Sir Edward of Caernarvon, Sir Dinas, Sir Priamus, Sir Helian le Blanc, Sir Brian de Listinoise, Sir Gauter, Sir Reynold, Sir Gillimer, Sir Gumret le Petit, Sir Bellenger le Beau, Sir Hebes (not Hebes le Renowne), Sir Morganor, Sir Sentrail, Sir Suppinabiles, Sir Belliance le Orgulous, Sir Neroveus, Sir Plenorius, Sir Damas, Sir Harry le Fils Lake, Sir Herminde, Sir Selises of the Dolorous Tower, Sir Edward of Orkney, Sir Ironside (Knight of the Red Launds), Sir Arrok, Sir Degrevant, Sir Degrave sans Villainy (fought with the giant of the Black Lowe), Sir Epinogris (son of King Clariance of Northumberland), Sir Lamiel of Cardiff, Sir Plaine de Fors, Sir Melias de l'Isle, Sir Borre le Coeur Hardi (King Arthur's son), Sir Mador de la Porte, Sir Colgrevance, Sir Hervis de la Forest Savage, Sir Marrok (whose wife turned him into a werewolf for seven years), Sir Persant, Sir Pertolepe, Sir Perimones (brother to Persant and Pertolepe. Called the Red Knight), Sir Lavain, and Sir Urry.

    Sir Urry was a Hungarian knight who comes to Camelot, seeking Arthur's help in healing his wounds.

    In the end, 110 knights--in addition to Arthur--are unable to heal Sir Urry. When Sir Lancelot arrives in Camelot, his touch heals the wounded knight. This scene depicts all the knights together at the same time, with the exception of those deceased, on quest, or otherwise ascended (as with Galahad).

    Source: Thomas Malory's Le Morte Darthur, the Winchester Manuscript. Edited and abridged by Helen Cooper, this book was published by Oxford University Press in 1998.

    Hope this helps. Cheers, K

    P. S. There are many, many books and films on King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

    Source(s): wiki
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