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King Arthur is a legendary figure from medieval British folklore and literature. He is said to have been a great king who ruled in the late 5th or early 6th century in Britain, during a time of political upheaval and invasion by Germanic tribes. The stories about King Arthur depict him as a wise and just ruler, a skilled warrior, and a champion of Christian values.
The tales of King Arthur have been passed down through various forms of literature with the earliest references found in Welsh texts from the 9th and 10th centuries, but it was the French author Chrétien de Troyes who popularized the Arthurian legend in the 12th century with his romance "Lancelot, or the Knight of the Cart".
The stories of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table have become an enduring part of Western culture, inspiring countless works of art, literature, and film. The legend of King Arthur continues to fascinate and captivate people today, even though the historical existence of King Arthur remains a subject of debate among scholars.
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