Arthur is delivered to Merlin

Arthur is delivered to Merlin

Pic: Explore Parliament

When Arthur was born, Merlin contrived that he should be passed over into the care of one of King Uther’s knights, Sir Ector.

Then when the lady was delivered, the king commanded two knights and two ladies to take the child bound in a cloth of gold. ‘And see that ye deliver him,’ he said, ‘to what poor man ye meet at the postern gate of the castle.’


This is the 22nd part in our series of animated/audio stories of King Arthur based on artwork found around the Houses of Parliament, courtesy of a wonderful Virtual Tour found at We highly recommend you go to the Explore Parliament site to watch/hear the presentation about this artwork.

So the child was delivered unto Merlin, and so he bare it forth unto Sir Ector, and made an holy man to christen him, and named him Arthur.
– Malory.

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