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In the Arthurian legends, the nephew of King Arthur. Geoffrey of Monmouth makes him the son of Arthur and his sister by an illicit union. During Arthur's absence on a Roman war he treacherously seizes the queen and the kingdom. In the final battle in Cornwall he is slain by Arthur but deals the king his death blow. The form of his name from Malory to Tennyson is Mordred.

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