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AD 828 by Nennius/Latin historical account of settlement of Britain by Brutus (descendant of Aeneas), includes account of Arthur as a war leader fighting against Anglo-Saxons
AD 1136 by Geoffrey of Monmouth/in Latin/2000 yr pseudo-history dating from Trojans founding Brit nation to Anglo-Saxon invasion/earliest story of King Lear/based on Nennius
AD 1150-55 by Wace/based on History of the Kings of Britain/written in Norman language/from mythical Brutus of Troy/first mention of Knights of the Round Table
AD 1170-90 by Chr├ętien de Troyes/name any of the 4 major poems/1st mention of Sir Lancelot
AD 1190-1215 by Layamon (Lawamon)/based upon work of Wace/expanded on life & exploits of King Arthur
late 1100's-early 1200's by Robert de Boron/based on History of the Kings of Britain/early life of Merlin & his connection w/birth of Arthur/first to include 'sword in the stone'
AD 1200-10 by von Strassburg/unfinished epic of 19,000 lines/was based on Roman de Tristan by Thomas of Britain/formed basis for Wagner's opera Trisan und Isolde
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early 1200's/author unknown/interconnected prose episodes in Old French/focus on Lancelot & Guinevere/expanded on de Troyes & Robert de Boron
early AD 1200's by von Eschenbach in Middle High German/character's quest for Holy Grail/based on namesake work by Chr├ętien de Troyes
AD 1485 by Malory/published by Caxton/Middle English reworking of legends/created Sir Gareth tale/Winchester Manuscript found in 1934
AD 1859-85 by Tennyson/cycle of 12 narrative poems retelling Arthurian legends/dedicated to Prince Albert/based on Malory & Mabinogion
AD 1958 by TH White/loosely based on Malory but set in 1400's/based on world recovering from World War 2
AD 1976 by John Steinbeck/unfinished retelling of Arthurian legends in prose form/based on Malory & Winchester Manuscript

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