Arthurian Figures of History and Legend

A Biographical Dictionary


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About the Book

This biographical dictionary separates myth from history by differentiating and defining figures associated with Arthuriana. Entries cover more than 400 legendary and historic figures, and include extensive cross-referencing, maps, illustrations and photographs. An appendix provides a comprehensive character index of Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte D’Arthur.

About the Author(s)

The late Frank D. Reno lectured throughout the United States and in 2002 was invited to Britain to contribute to the BBC documentary Arthur: King of the Britons. He lived in Lafayette, Colorado.

Bibliographic Details

Frank D. Reno
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 272
Bibliographic Info: 43 photos, 4 maps, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2011
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4420-5
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5824-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgment      viii
Preface      1
Biographical Dictionary      9

Appendix A: A Character Index of Malory’s Le Morte D’Arthur      243
Appendix B: Harleian MS 3859      252
Bibliography      253
Index      259

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “Meticulous research…a valuable literary resource…essential”—Library Journal
  • “Recommended”—ARBA
  • “A detailed and educational guide to the key personalities, both fact and fiction, of the Arthurian legend”—Reference Reviews
  • “Not only fascinating but useful for exploring the legion of characters that make up the matter of Britain in both history and legend…lots of good stuff”—Mythlore