'The welcome new addition to the authoritative Cambridge Companion series traces Arthurian narrative from history through pseudo-history to romance, and on into the post-medieval centuries. ... Ad Putter's chapter on the twelfth century is a masterpiece of compression ...' The Times Literary Supplement
For more than a thousand years, the adventures of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table have inspired some of the most important works of European literature. This Companion outlines the evolution of the legend from the earliest documentary sources to Spamalot.