Books & Resources

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Arthurian Legends
By Ronan Coghlan


This is one of the best exhaustive, illustrated works on King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table for the casual enthusiast. It’s a great book to get started with!

The Complete King Arthur: Many Faces, One Hero
By John Matthews


This is another work that you’ll want for your collection. It’s a bit less illustrated than the Encyclopedia, but a good bit more exhaustive.

King Arthur’s Britain: A Photographic Odyssey
By John Matthews


I highly recommend this work for ANY Arthurian Legend lover! The photographs are breathtaking, the information is relative and valuable, and it will keep you coming back for more.

The Encyclopaedia of Arthurian Legends
By Ronan Coghlan


This book is for more advanced scholars of Arthurian Legend. I would suggest beginning with the Illustrated Encyclopedia and then graduating up to this book by Ronan Coghlan.

The History of the Kings of Britain
Geoffrey of Monmouth


The earliest real stories of the Knights of the Round Table, King Arthur and more. A must for any Arthurian Legend lover’s library!

Le Morte Darthur: The Winchester Manuscript
By Sir Thomas Malory


The essential work on King Arthur and the deeds of the knights! Written by Thomas Malory while in prison in the 1,400’s.

The Once and Future King
By T.H. White


T. H. White’s masterful retelling of the saga of King Arthur is a fantasy classic as legendary as Excalibur and Camelot, and a poignant story of adventure, romance and magic that has enchanted readers for generations.

The Mabinogion
By Gwyn Jones


While the Arthurian romances still inspire an endless stream of books and movies, this medieval Welsh classic is relatively unknown. Perhaps, as John Updike indicates in his preface, this is because reading the book feels “as if we are dancing with a partner who hears a distinctly different music.”