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CHAPTER IV
FIFTEENTH CENTURY - THE PEOPLE'S CENTURY

Arthur of Britain. Sir Thomas Malory-of whom little is known-wrote the Morte d'Aythur, a collection of the old stories of King Arthur that had grown more full, more simple, and more beautiful than ever. " Thys noble and joyous book," Caxton called it when he put it into print. At the close of Arthur's life he bids, according to Malory, " Syr Bedwere " to throw the sword Excalibur into the lake. Syr Bedwere obeys. Then says the author:

He threwe the swerde as farre in to the water as he myght,& there cam an arme and an hande aboue the water and mette it, & caught it and so shake it thryse and braundysshed, and then vanysshed awaye the hande wyth the swerde in the water. ... Than syr Bedwere toke the Kyng vpon his backe and so wente wyth hym to that water syde, & whan they were at the water syde euen fast by the banke honed a lytyl barge wyth many fayr ladyes in hit, & emange hem al was a quene, and al they had blacke hoodes, and al they wepte and shryked whan they sawe Kyng Arthur. "Now put me in to the barge," sayd the kyng, and so he dyd softelye.

The age of arrest. The fifteenth century is sometimes called the " age of arrest" because it is not marked by any great literary work like that of Chaucer. There are good reasons why no such work should have been produced. First, the greater part of the century was full of warfare. The Hundred Years' War did not close until
1453, and there was hardly time to sharpen the battleaxes and put new strings to the bows before another war which had far more effect on the peace and welfare of the country-folk of England broke out, and did not come to an end until 1485. This was the War of the Roses which was fought between the supporters of rival claimants to the English throne. Sometimes

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