Thomas Malory


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Sir Thomas Malory (died 14 March 1471) was an English writer, the author or compiler of Le Morte d'Arthur. Since the late nineteenth century he has generally been identified as Sir Thomas Malory of Newbold Revel in Warwickshire, a knight, land-owner and Member of Parliament. Previously, it was suggested by antiquary John Leland (1506–1552) as well as John Bale that he was Welsh (identifying ... more »

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  • ''Whoso pulleth out this sword of this stone and anvil is rightwise King born of all England.''
    Thomas Malory (c. 1430-1471), British author. Le Morte d'Arthur, bk. 1, ch. 5 (1485).
  • ''Queen Guenever, for whom I make here a little mention, that while she lived she was a true lover, and therefore she had a good end.''
    Thomas Malory (c. 1430-1471), British author. Le Morte d'Arthur, bk. 18, ch. 25 (1485).
  • ''For like as herbs and trees bringen forth fruit and flourish in May, in likewise every lusty heart that is in any manner a lover, springeth and flourisheth in lusty deeds.''
    Thomas Malory (c. 1430-1471), British author. Le Morte d'Arthur, bk. 18, ch. 25 (1485).
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