Round Table


Round Table
   A large oak table-top, six metres wide, is displayed in the Great Hall of Winchester Castle (Hampshire) as being *Arthur's Round Table. It was made in the 14th century, possibly for Edward III, who in 1344 planned to found an 'Order of the Round Table'. A design was painted on it on the orders of Henry VIII in 1522; at the centre is the Tudor rose, and at the top a 'portrait' of Arthur modelled on Henry himself. A central inscription reads: 'This is the rownde table of kynge Arthur w[ith] xxiiii of hys namyde knyttes'; the names are written round the edge, with Galahad's and Mordred's on either side of the king.
   At Mayburgh (Cumbria), a Bronze Age earthwork, a flat round platform within a ditch is called the Round Table; on the beach near Cresswell Point (Northumberland) there was a large circular rock called King Arthur's table, destroyed by the 1870s (N&Q 4s:7 (1871), 281).

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