How Arthur became
- When King Uther died,
no-one knew he had a son. So there was lots of arguing about
who should be High-King of Britain.
- Suddenly a mysterious
stone magically appeared in the churchyard of St. Paulís
Cathedral in London. Sticking out of it was a huge sword.
There was a message on it. It said that whoever pulled the
sword from the stone was the rightful High-King of Britain.
- Lots of the local
kings (or 'tyrants') tried to pull the sword out. It was
magically stuck fast though and the arguing carried on.
- Years later, Arthur had
grown into a fifteen year old lad. It was time for his elder
foster-brother, Kay, to go to his first tournament (where
knights practiced fighting). So the family went to London.
- Arthur got into trouble
because he had forgotten Kayís sword. So he went off to look
- He found the sword in
the stone and pulled it out easily.
- Arthur gave the sword to
Kay. Kay noticed the message and everyone wanted to know who
had pulled the sword from the stone.
- At first, no-one
believed that Arthur had done it. But he repeated what he had
done. Everyone was amazed.
Click to find
out: What Arthur did about people who
didn't want him as King.