Round Table

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In the Arthurian legend, the symbol of the common purpose of Arthur's court and knights. According to Malory it was made for Uther Pendragon who gave it to King Lodegrean (or Leodegrance), who gave it as a wedding gift, with 100 knights, to Arthur when he married Guinevere, his daughter. It would seat 150 knights, and all places round it were equal. The ‘Siege Perilous’ was reserved for the knight who should achieve the quest of the Grail. In Laʒamon's Brut, however, the table was made for Arthur by a crafty workman. It is first mentioned by Wace.

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