'I am half sick of shadows', c1911. Artist: John William Waterhouse
'I am half sick of shadows', c1911. Illustration of Tennyson's poem of the Arthurian legend, showing the Lady of Shalott bored with her weaving. Beside her is the window she will look through and fall in love with Sir Lancelot. She will die of a broken heart because her love is not returned.
© Ann Ronan Picture Library / Heritage-Images
Merlin & Vivien
he is spellbound by his lover Nimue (Vivienne) who uses the magic he taught her to hold him her prisoner
© Mary Evans Picture Library 2015 - https://copyrighthub.org/s0/hub1/creation/maryevans/MaryEvansPictureID/10019641
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ARTHUR & EXCALIBUR ARTHUR & EXCALIBUR
Not an English myth at all but based on a Welsh story eagerly taken up by the Normans after the conquest as a means of culturally subjugating the English. Dont be fooled!