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King Arthur's Round Table : an archaeological investigation

Author: Martin Biddle; Sally Badham; et al
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The vast wooden disk known as King Arthur's Round Table has hung on the wall of the Great Hall of Winchester Castle for over six hundred years. But what is it? Was it ever a table? When was it made? Why is it hanging on the wall? When was it painted with the famous image it bears? And why at Winchester?" "In 1976 the Round Table was taken down from the wall and thoroughly examined by a team of historians and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Art
History
Named Person: Edward, King of England; Edward, King of England; Henry, King of England; Arthur, King; Edward, King of England.; Henry, King of England.; Arthur, King.; Edward, King of England; Edward, King of England; Henry, King of England
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Biddle; Sally Badham; et al
ISBN: 0851156266 9780851156262
OCLC Number: 45008471
Description: 533 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: The Round Table in literature and legend / John V. Fleming --
The Round Table as furniture / Simon Jervis --
The setting of the Round Table: Winchester castle and the great hall / Martin Biddle, Beatrice Clayre, Michael Morris --
Carpentry, condition, and sequence / Martin Biddle ... (et al.) --
Tree-ring dating the Round Talbe / A. C. Barefoot (with a contribution by David Haddon-Reece) --
Radiocarbon dating the Round Table / R. L. Otlet, A. J. Walker --
Investigation of the painting / Stephen Rees Jones --
Inscriptions in the painting / Sally Badham, Martin Biddle --
Iconography of the painting / Pamela Tudor-Craig --
The making of the Round Table / Martin Biddle --
The hanging of the Round Table / Martin Biddle --
The painting of the Round Table / Martin Biddle --
The county and the Round Table / Beatrice Clayre, Roger Davey --
Travellers to the Round Table / Clive Wainwright.
Responsibility: Martin Biddle, with Sally Badham ... [et al.].
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Archival and scientific research reveal the origins and purpose of the Winchester Round Table.  Read more...

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Magnificent book... a window on a lost visual world. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEWChunky, handsome, and splendidly illustrated. ANTIQUITYA fascinating and complex account... Assembles in one place Read more...

 
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