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Shar asked in Education & ReferenceTrivia · 1 decade ago

Who pulled the sword out of the stone? Arthur or Lancelot?


Can you prove the theory? I have two answers now.

20 Answers

  • Favorite Answer

    Well, first you would have to prove that Arthur was real. They're called "Arthurian legends" for a reason. However, assuming that he was real and proof could be assembled, it would be Arthur. Only the true king could pull the sword from the stone and considering that Lancelot was never king and Arthur was, reason sides with Arthur. Similarly, every legend or movie dealing with the subject has Arthur taking the sword from the stone upon the advice of Merlin. They didn't say "Lancelot and the Knights of the Round Table" so once again, reason sides with Arthur.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    You obviously haven't read the Arthur legend At All, or you wouldn't be asking this. 1 Arthur was not yet a knight when he pulled the sword from the stone, he was only a squire to his foster brother, Kay. He would have been about 14-16 years old, we are not exactly sure. 2. Lancelot and Arthur met on the road. I don't recall right now where Arthur was going, but he had to cross a bridge that Lancelot was guarding to get where he was going. The two fought and Arthur bested Lancelot. Upon learning who Arthur was, Lance declared that he had been traveling to Camelot to meet him and the story continues from there.

  • 1 decade ago

    Arthur did. Only the true king could pull Excalibur out of the stone. Anyway Lancelot wasn't even around at the time. He didn't meet Arthur until after he was king.

  • 1 decade ago


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  • pat z
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Arthur removed the sword which meant he was to become the king.

    Lancelot came along later to join Arthur's Knights of the Round Table and later to fall in love with his beloved king's beautiful wife Guinevere.

    Source(s): I read Idyll of the King and The Once and Future King, both dealing with the Arthurian "legend" in high school...and, years later, saw the animated Disney movie "The Sword in the Stone". It was ARTHUR all the way!
  • 1 decade ago

    King Arthur!

  • 1 decade ago

    It's not a theory, or hard to prove. Read any version of the Arthurian Legend, particularly Idylls of the King, by Tennyson.

    It was Arthur during his boyhood when he was conscripted as a squire for his older stepbrother. He left the sword behind and saw the one in the stone. He pulled it for his brother, and the rest as they say, is history.

  • 1 decade ago

    Of course it was ARTHUR! I don't know of any version of the legend that says it was Lancelot.

  • 1 decade ago

    Arthur, the king pulled it out.

  • 1 decade ago

    Arthur, dude! That's how he became king in the first place, and later on assembled the Round Table!

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