|Dimensions||6.5 x 9.25|
|Features||full-color photos, ancient craft, ancient recipe, historical timeline, further reading, chronology, works consulted, glossary, index|
|Interest Level||Intermediate, Middle|
|Series||Junior Biography from Ancient Civilizations Set 2|
The story has been told for centuriesyet it remains one of the most exciting tales in history. The chivalrous King Arthur, his beautiful Queen Guinevere, and the brave knight Lancelot. Even the characters themselves seem too incredible to be real . . . So were they? Did a real king named Arthur ever actually exist? And if so, did he fight with a magical sword named Excalibur or lose his beloved lady to his most trusted friend and protector? Like most legends, a fair part of Arthurs story was likely embellished over the centuries to be certain. But a real King Arthur may have indeed lived during the fifth century.