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Arthurian

Alfred, Lord Tennyson - The Idylls of the King  The Victorian poet, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, based his twelve poem 'Idylls of the King' (1859-85) on the Morte D'Arthur ....read the full text here .....download in pdf eBook format   Buy the unabridged The Idylls of the King Audio book

Gildas De Excidio Britonum   This book is the only substantial source which survives from the time of the Anglo-Saxon conquest of Britain and is the only contemporary Arthurian source that can be examined today ......read the full text here .....download in pdf eBook format

Le Morte D'Arthur - Thomas Malory    Edited and first published by William Caxton in 1485, Sir Thomas Malory's unique and splendid version of the Arthurian legend tells an immortal story of love, adventure, chivalry, treachery, and death......read the full text here .....download in pdf eBook format   Buy Le Morte D'Arthur Audiobook

The Internet Archive has a FREE, and very good, audio version here....Le Morte d'Arthur Volume One   Volume 2

The Mabinogion is a collection of Welsh folk tales, the earliest extant copy of which dates from the thirteenth century. However much of the material is considerably older with the four stories of the first group recording memories of ancient Celtic mythology ...read the full text here .....download in pdf eBook format

Nennius    The Historia Brittonum has been the centre of many controversies as to its date and origin. As set forth in Theodor Mommsenís edition, it consists of the following tracts, which together form what has been called Volumen Britanniae, or the Book of Britain: .... read more

Perlesvaus    The anonymous 'Perlesvaus' (entitled ‘The High History of the Holy Grail’ by Sebastian Evans in his translation) is believed to have been composed on the continent of Europe, circa 1220-1230, as a continuation of Chretien DeTroyes' unfinished work "Perceval, or the Knight of the Grail".  This romance is rather more mystical in tone than its predecessors although the basic events remain the same. ...read the full text here  .....download in pdf eBook format

Sir Gawain and the Green knight - Jesse Weston  Brave, chivalrous, loyally faithful to his plighted word, scrupulously heedful of his own and others' honour, Gawain stands before us in this poem.  ....read the full text here .....download in pdf eBook format

 

Other

Stonehenge and Other British Stone Monuments Astronomically Considered by Norman Lockyer  With this pioneering work on Stonehenge in the late 19th century Sir Norman Lockyer brought this and other megalithic monuments under scrutiny.  read the full text here

The Twelve Labours of Hercules    Hercules was the son of Zeus, but he was born into the family of a mortal king. ....read the full text here

Timaeus by Plato - In which the author introduces the world to Atlantis, and more...read the full text here

The Templar Orders in Freemasonry by A.E.Waite taken from an article in "The Occult Review", Volume XLV, nos. 1 and 4, January and April, 1927...... read the full text here.

 

eBooks

Geoffrey of Monmouth - The Vita Merlini - Life of Merlin.....download in pdf eBook format

Geoffrey of Monmouth - The History of the Kings of Britain.....download in pdf eBook format

online Poetry

Alfred, Lord Tennyson - The Lady of Shallot   

 

But Lancelot mused a little space;

He said, 'She has a lovely face;

God in his mercy lend her grace,

The Lady of Shalott.'

......read the full poem here

The Lady of Shalott by Les Still

 

'Preiddeu Annwfn' - 'The Spoils of Annwyn'  The Book of Taliesin is a collection of prophetic, religious and historical poems ostensibly written by the sixth century Welsh bard Taliesin. The earliest surviving copy has been dated to 1275. Experts agree that some, but not all, of the material included in the book of Taliesin originated in the sixth century. The poems include 'Preiddeu Annwfn' - 'The Spoils of Annwyn'

Edgar Allen Poe - The Raven Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore--
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.....read the full poem here

William Blake - Jerusalem    And did those feet in ancient time

Walk upon England's mountains green?

And was the holy Lamb of God

On England's pleasant pastures seen?....read the full poem here

T.S.Eliot - The Wasteland   APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding

Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing

Memory and desire, stirring

Dull roots with spring rain.......read the full poem here

 

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