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King Arthur's Round Table

Author: Martin Biddle
Publisher: Woodbridge : Boydell, 2000.
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The vast wooden disk known as King Arthur's Round Table has resided in Winchester Castle for 600 years. In 1976 the table was examined by a team of historians and scientists assembled by Martin Biddle. This book examines the table's history.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Biddle
ISBN: 0851156266 9780851156262
OCLC Number: 44915003
Description: 544 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Problem and context - the Round Table in literature and legend, the Round Table as furniture, the setting of the Round Table - Winchester Castle and the Great Hall; the table - carpentry, condition, and sequence, tree-ring dating the Round Table, radiocarbon dating the Round Table; the painting - investigating the painting, inscriptions in the painting, iconography of the painting; solutions and meanings - the making of the Round Table, the hanging of the Round Table, the painting of the Round Table; the symbol. Appendix: Traveller to the Round Table, 1539-1900.
Responsibility: Martin Biddle.
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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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