|Author:||M. P. (Martin Parker), d. 1656?|
|Title:||The famous history of that most renowned Christian worthy Arthur King of the Britaines,: and his famous Knights of the Round Table.|
|Publication info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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The famous history of that most renowned Christian worthy Arthur King of the Britaines,: and his famous Knights of the Round Table.
M. P. (Martin Parker), d. 1656?
[London: printed for Francis Coles at the signe of the Lamb in the Old-Bailey, 1660]
To all all those noble spirits, who after antiquity joyned with truth.
The Contents of the severall Chapters in this following History.
The History of Arthur King of Britain.
CHAP. I. How King Uter sirnamed Pendragon slew in battell Coisen the proud Duke of Cornwall (that rebelled against him) and took his widow (fair Igren) to wife, of whom he begat one renowned King Arthur.
CHAP. 2. How the learned Merlin (who flourished in those daies) had the tui∣tion of Prince Arthur committed unto him, and how he tutored him.
CHAP. III. Of the death of King Vter Pendragon, and how Prince Arthur at the age of 18. years was crowned King of Britaine by common consent.
CHAP. IV. Of the great Triumphs, Tilts and Turnaments used in his Court in the beginning of his reign, and the wonderful resort of galliant warriers.
CHAP. V. Of King Arthurs first War with the Saxons, and how he victoriously overcame them in twelve several set battels, to the subduing of their pride and preventing their progress of conquest during his own, and his next successors raign.
CHAP. VI. How King Arthur crost the Seas, and subdued Denmark and Norway and Gothland unto him, in which voyage many notable occurrances passed well worth observation.
CHAP. VII. How King Arthur instituted the order of the Round Table, and graced it with 150. Knights, with the reason of its institution to maintain con∣cord.
CHAP. VIII. How King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, fought against the Pits, Scots, Irish, and Saxons in one battell; and how he slew with his own hands, Colgrim King of the Saxons, Balduff his brother, and Childrick a Prince of Germany, and how he forced Guillamore King of Ireland to become tributary unto him.
CHAP. IX. How King Arthur (and his Knights) sayled to subdue Ireland, which he performed with great honour, converting that, and the adja∣cent Lands, to Christianity, and obedience to him and the British Monarchy.
CHAP. X. How King Arthur (and his Knights of the Round Table) sayled into Palestine to sight against the Pagan Infidels, where they performed wonderfull feats of chivalry to the honour of Christ and Christianity; converting, or confounding all where ever they came.
CHAP. XI How King Arthur returned into England. He and Mordred were both slain in battell, and how noble King Arthur was buried at Glasenbury in Summerset-shire.