From Merlin to the country’s red dragon, there are a lot of legends and magic to promote to international tourists.
The hero of The Green Knight, played brilliantly by Dev Patel, is flawed and less than honorable. The film is a deliberately unromantic exploration of the world of King Arthur and his court.
Chivalry is not an elite men’s club. Women have always been involved.
It’s a malleable mythos that has been adapted by kings and queens as well as artists and filmmakers.
The new adaptation of the ancient Arthurian legend is unlike anything you have seen before.
The various readings of this national myth can tell us a lot about our cultural and political time and place.
Yet again sexism rears its ugly head in this portrayal, from Arthurian legend, of a much maligned woman.
Is the Grail the chalice from the Last Supper – or the Crucifixion? Does it contain the elixir of life? Or is it Mary Magdalene’s womb?
A forensic dig into early British history means we can finally understand the heroes and stories that created a composite king.
Guy Ritchie’s blokey remake of the Arthur legend fails to establish any kind of coherent narrative.
Somehow the sword Excalibur becomes the central character in this laddish remake of the Arthurian legend.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is an at times thrilling, at times bizarre, viewing experience that blends classic English myth with a gangster aesthetic.
Historic heroes like King Arthur have helped audiences through the ages to cope with troubling times.
Did King Arthur really exist? We don’t know but the Arthur we all know and love is entirely fictional.
We just can’t have enough of all things Arthurian – the legend and its many possible permutations never cease to fascinate.