Overview

Modred


Related Overviews

Arthur

Geoffrey of Monmouth (c. 1100—1155) bishop of St Asaph and historian

Thomas Malory (d. 1471) author

Lord Tennyson Alfred (1809—1892) poet

 

'Modred' can also refer to...

 

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Literature

GO

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

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.

Subjects: Literature.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.