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Knights of the Round Table

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The Knights of the Round Table were those men awarded the highest Order of Chivalry at the Court of King Arthur in the literary cycle, the Matter of Britain. The following have been named as Knights of the Round Table:

The Winchester Round Table, which dates from the 1270s, lists 25 names of knights including the 22 listed above. Every year, Arthur had the Knights return to Camelot on Pentecost.

Sir Thomas Malory describes the Knights' code of chivalry as:

  • To never do outrage nor murder
  • Always to flee treason
  • To by no means be cruel but to give mercy unto him who asks for mercy
  • To always do ladies, gentlewomen and widows succor
  • To never force ladies, gentlewomen or widows
  • Not to take up battles in wrongful quarrels for love or worldly goods

According to a modern retelling of the legend, the Knights of the Round Table "eat ham and jam and Spam a lot."


Knights of the Round Table was also a 1953 movie based on the Arthurian legend.fr:Chevaliers de la Table Ronde pl:Rycerze Okrągłego Stołu

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