In this beautifully illustrated book, Andrea Hopkins weaves together many of the medieval retellings of Arthurian legends to create a narrative of the best-known tales about Arthur and his knights. A good introduction to "The Matter of Britain."
The nice thing about this website is that as I dig through the site for books I find more and more books that I have forgotten I have read. The Chronicles of King Arthur is one such book.
I was given this book just before I left for a three month journey through Englands Southwest countryside. I was told the place I was going holds the legend of King Arthur very much alive. To say I was excited would be an understatement. During my travels I met an author named Geoffrey Ashe who has written numerous books on King Arthur and his legend. He gave us a wonderful tour of the Abbey in Glastonbury and shared his knowledge and his home with us. It was right after that I decided to open this book.
This is a beautifully illustrated book and easy to enjoy. The reader is given just enough information about King Arthur and the legendary figures who played a vital role in his life without bogging you down. It's a book you can pick up many times over and enjoy each time. A keeper for sure.