Idylls of the King by Tennyson

Idylls of the King Index

by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Idylls of the King is a cycle of twelve narrative poems by the English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892). It retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, his love for Guinevere, and the rise and fall of his kingdom.

Flos Regum Arthurus (Joseph of Exeter)

[Commissioned by Tennyson]
King Arthur, Sept. 1874, photograph by Julia Margaret Cameron
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, David Hunter McAlpin Fund, 1952 (52.524.3.11)
Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art; used with permission.


The Coming of Arthur


Gareth and Lynette
The Marriage of Geraint

Geraint and Enid
Balin and Balan
Merlin and Vivien
Lancelot and Elaine
The Holy Grail
Pelleas and Ettarre
The Last Tournament

The Passing of Arthur
To the Queen



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