takes over Britain.
- King Arthur left Mordred
in charge while he was away in Brittany.
- As Arthur had no
children, Mordred was going to inherit the kingdom when Arthur
died; but he could not wait.
- Mordred told everyone
that King Arthur had been killed fighting in Brittany. People
believed him and Mordred made himself High-King of Britain.
- Luckily, Arthur heard
about what was going on. He returned to Britain with his army.
- Mordred had given away
lots of money and so some people liked him. They helped him
put together his own army and start a rebellion (a war against
the proper ruler).
- The armies of Arthur and
Mordred fought at the Battle of Camlann. Unfortunately, Arthur
did not have Excalibur’s scabbard with him. It had been
stolen by his wicked sister, Morgan Le Fay.
- The battle was so bad
that only a few people were left alive at the end. Two of these
were King Arthur and Mordred.
- They fought each other
in single combat. Arthur killed Mordred, but was very badly
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