Bibliography of King Arthur

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This is a Bibliography of works about King Arthur, his related world, family, friends or enemies. This bibliography includes works that are notable or are by notable authors.

6th century

9th century

10th century



11th century


  • The Legend of St. Goeznovius c. 1019
    (Saxon resurgence when Arthur is "recalled from the actions of the world" may be reference to his immortality.[2] Vortigern mentioned)


12th century



French and Anglo-Norman

(Robert de Borons verse Josephe d'Arimathie and 300 lines of Merlin are extant. A prose version of Josephe d'Arimathie, Merlin, Perzival trilogy, supposedly by Robert exists in two MSS.)
  • Lai du Cor by Robert Biket. (Caradoc succeeds in drinking from horn, proves wife's chastity.)
  • La Mantel Mautaillé. (Caradoc's wife passes chastity test by wearing ill-fitting mantel.)


13th century

French, Anglo-Norman or Provençal



  • Brother Robert's prose renditions
    • Tristrams saga ok Ísöndar 1226 (Norse reworking Tristan by Thomas of Britain)
    • Ivens Saga 1226 (Norse reworking of Chrétien de Troyes' Yvain, the Knight of the Lion)
    • Erex Saga, perhaps originally by Robert. (Text probably changed in MS. transmission. A Norse reworking of Chrétien's Erec and Enide)
    • Möttuls saga, adaptation of the "ill-fitting mantle" story.
  • Strengleikar (Translations of lais mostly by Marie de France)
    • "Geitarlauf" (Translation of Chevrefoil)
    • "Januals ljóð" (Translation of Lanval)


  • Brut by Layamon (English reworking of Geoffrey of Monmouth)
  • Sir Tristrem c. 1300 (English reworking of Tristan by Thomas of Britain)
  • Arthur and Merlin c. 1300


  • Walewein en het schaakbord, by Penninc and Pieter Vostaert
  • Roman van Ferguut (translation and reworking of the Roman de Fergus)
  • The Lancelot-Compilatie (an adaptation of the Lancelot-Grail and other romances, 10 in all:[17])
    • Lanceloet
    • Perchevael
    • Morien (Moriaen)
    • Queeste vanden Grale
    • Wrake van Ragisel (Adaptation of Vengeance Raguidel)
    • Ridder metter mouwen ("The Knight with the Sleeve" )
    • Walewein ende Keye
    • Lanceloet en het hert met de witte voet ("Lancelot and the Stag with the White Foot")
    • Torec, by Jacob van Maerlant
    • Arturs doet


  • Melech Artu A Hebrew reworking of the Historia Regum Brittanie


14th century



(All dates for the Welsh compositions are controversial)


  • Tavola Rotonda Anonymous




15th century




  • Skikkju Rimur, (a rendition of the "ill-fitting mantle" story)

16th century



  • Tristan Romance, preserved in fragmentary form in several MSS.


  • Povest Trychane 1560s

17th century


  • Works of Richard Blackmore
    • Prince Arthur: An Heroick Poem in Ten Books (1695)
    • King Arthur: An Heroick Poem in Twelve Books (1697)


  • Widwilt (Yiddish reworking of Le Bel Inconnu)

18th century

  • Warton, Thomas (1728–1790)
    • "The Grave of King Arthur" (1777)
    • "On King Arthur's Round-table at Winchester" (1777)
  • Vortigern and Rowena by W. H. Ireland (1799) (A Shakespearian forgery)

19th century

20th century

21st century



  1. Lacy, Norris J., ed. (1986). The New Arthurian Encyclopedia. Garland.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. White 1997
  3. Lacy 1997, pp. 565–7, GA(Geoffrey Ashe), "Triads"
  4. Bromwich, Rachel (1961), Trioedd Ynys Prydein: The Welsh Triads (snippet) (1st ed.), Cardiff: University of Wales Press 
  5. Bromwich 1961, pp. 97–121
  6. 6.0 6.1 Bromwich 1961, p. cxxx "period of the cywyddwyr"
  7. Bromwich 1961, Appendix IV, pp. 250-255
  8. White 1997, pp. 13–16)
  9. White 1997, pp. 16–17
  10. Lacy 1986, p. 471, GA, "Saints' Lives, Arthur in"
  11. de la Borderie, Arthur, ed. (1891). "Saint Efflam, texte inédit de la vie ancienne de ce saint". Annales de Bretagne. Facultés des Lettres et Sciences Humaines, Universities of Rennes et Nantes. VII: 279–.  (p.299)
  12. White 1997, pp. 22–23
  13. Lacy 1986, p. 630, KGM (Kenneth G. Madison), "William of Malmesbury"
  14. Green, Cynthia Whiddon (1998). "Jocelyn, a monk of Furness: The Life of Kentigern (Mungo)". Fordham University. Retrieved 2012-12-25. , Chapter xlv, "Laleocen"
  15. White 1997, pp. 24
  16. Lacy 1999, p. 595
  17. Lacy 1999, pp. 387–8, BB (Bart Besamusca), "Middle Dutch Arthurian Literature"
  18. Brian Stableford, (2009), The A to Z of Fantasy Literature, page 205. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0810868296
  • Bromwich, Rachel (1961), Trioedd Ynys Prydein: The Welsh Triads (snippet) (1st ed.), Cardiff: University of Wales Press 
  • Lacy, Norris J., ed. (1986). The New Arthurian Encyclopedia. Garland.  Missing or empty |title= (help),
  • White, Richard, ed. (1997). King Arthur in Legend and History. London: Dent. ISBN 0460879154. 

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