Arthur was a legendary king of ancient Britain. He appears in a group of stories that are together known as the Arthurian legend. The stories are a combination of history, myth, romance, fairy tale, and religion. They have captured peoples’ imagination for many hundreds of years.
Some people believe that Arthur was a real person who lived in Britain in the AD 400s or 500s. He led the Christian Celts in wars against Saxon invaders. He was remembered as a hero and a wise and all-powerful king.
King Arthur’s followers were known as the Knights of the Round Table. They used a round table so that each would have an equally important place at the table.