What impact has the legend of kind arthur had on popular culture?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The two main messages of the Matter of Britain (The King Arthur stories) is that societies work best when you have a strong leader, and that women cannot be trusted.

    These are two very conservative ideas - so conservatives usually like the King Arthur stories.

    The King Arthur Legends have usually been at their most popular when there were strong leaders who wanted to avoid being questioned. The stories first became popular after the Norman Conquest and had revivals under Richard II and again under the Tudors (the Tudors had almost no claim to the English throne - so they pretended that they were descended from King Arthur).

    The Victorian English loved the King Arthur story - it gave them an excuse to wander all over the world civilising the natives - and so did America during the Cold War (for the same reason).

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  • 1 decade ago

    I guess it depends on where you come from and how much you know.

    I live not far from Glastonbury so his story is well known in these parts.

    His legacy has certainly given 'food for thought'.

    Apparently, Percival met with the Maiden of the Grail and The Grail was shown to him.

    What The Grail was appears to be open to interpretation.

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  • 1 decade ago

    When sports teams fight for a cup, its a throwback to the holy grail quest.

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