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These interpolations were produced with the idea of supporting Glastonbury Abbey's connections with certain legendary characters (e.g. His work would be used as the standard text on British history for the next 600 years.
The word, grail, a commonly used term in the middle ages, simply referred to a dish or plate of a particular kind. Chretien used the grail as a symbol of beauty and mystery, but he never presented it as an object of religious devotion (the spiritual aspect was introduced by later writers).
One Helinand of Froidmont wrote in the 13th century ". .a wide and somewhat deep dish in which expensive meats are customarily placed for the rich. Chretien de Troyes is remembered as the first writer to give the name of Camelot to Arthur's headquarters and capital city.
- William of Newburgh writes "Historia Rerum Anglicarum," a history of Britain beginning with the Conquest of 1066.
The preface, however, tries to place Arthur in a historical context and uses the works of Gildas and Bede to harshly criticize Geoffrey of Monmouth's claims for him, concluding that Arthur and Merlin are fictitious.
Thus to make a delectable tune to your ear, history goes masking as fable.
- Chretien de Troyes, the greatest of the medieval romance writers, makes his five contributions to the Arthurian cycle during this period.
Wagner would use Gottfried's work as basis for his 1859 opera of the same name.
- Vulgate (Lancelot-Grail) Cycle, a series of Arthurian tales, in French, which attempt to tell the whole history of the Grail and to recount the quests of the Grail knights.
He, also, is responsible for the introduction of the famous knights, Lancelot, Gawain and Perceval, into the literature of Arthurian legend.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating