KING ARTHUR PANEL. legendary British leader of the late 5th and early 6th centuries, who, according to medieval histories and romances, led the defence of Britain against Saxon invaders in the early 6th century. The details of Arthur's story are mainly composed of folklore and literary invention, and his historical existence is debated and disputed by modern historians.
According to legend, the Round Table which hangs in the Great Hall of Winchester Castle is the table around which King Arthur and his Knights met, and it has been famous for centuries for its associations with the legendary 'Once and Future King'. Although we now know that it originated many centuries later, the table’s mystique still remains. It was probably created in about 1290. In the early years of King Henry VIII’s reign the table was painted with the Tudor Rose at its center
The Welsh Dragon – ("the red dragon") – appears on the national flag of Wales. The flag is also called Y Ddraig Goch. The oldest recorded use of the dragon to symbolise Wales is in the Historia Brittonum, written around AD 829, but it is popularly supposed to have been the battle standard of King Arthur and other ancient Celtic leaders.