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Sir Thomas Malory (d. c. 1470)

Malory, Sir Thomas. The British author of the famous ‘Morte d’Arthur’; probably Sir Thomas Malory of Newbold Revell, died about 1470. The ‘Morte d’Arthur,’ printed by Caxton in 1485, is a prose collection of the romantic traditions concerning King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. It was the main source upon which Tennyson drew in writing his ‘Idylls of the King.’ The latest editions are Sommer’s 1890–91 (the standard), and Dent’s, with a preface by Professor Rhys (1893). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).