King ArthurChess Set : King Arthur was the son of Uther. After Uther's
death there was no king ruling all England. A sword had been placed in a stone
by Merlin, saying that whoever drew it out would be king. Arthur did so and
got himself crowned. This led to a rebellion be eleven rulers which Arthur put
He married Guinevere whose father gave him the Round Table as a dowry; it became
the place where his knights sat, to avoid quarrels over precedence. A magnificent
reign followed, Arthur's court becoming the focus for many heroes.
In the war against the Romans, King Arthur defeated the Emperor Lucius and
became emperor himself. However, his most illustrious knight, Lancelot, became
enamored of Guinevere. The Quest for the Holy Grial began and Lancelot's intrigue
with the Queen came to light.
Lancelot fled and Guinevere was sentenced to death. Lancelot rescued her and
took her to him realm. This led King Arthur to crossing the channel and making
war on his former knight. While away from Britain, he left Mordred in charge.
Mordred rebelled and King Arthur returned to quell him. This led to King Arthur's
last battle on Salisbury Plain, where he slew Mordred, but was himself gravely
wounded. King Arthur was then carried off in a barge, saying he was heading
for the vale of Avalon. Some said he never died, but would one day return. However,
his grave was supposedly discovered at Glastonbury in the reign of Henry II
Chessmen, of King Arthur, Guinivere, and Merlin fight the evil side with Mordred
and his crew on your chess board. Hand crafted and highly detailed cold
cast resin, the chess king measures 3 3/8" tall.
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