Models of Kingship: Arthur in Medieval Romance Christian king or swashbuckling hero? The immense popularity of King Arthur in medieval romance gave considerable scope for a range of images. Brian Srone | Published in History Today Volume 37 Issue 11 November 1987 To continue reading this article you will need to purchase access to the online archive. Buy Online Access Buy Print & Archive Subscription If you have already purchased access, or are a print & archive subscriber, please ensure you are logged in. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any problems.