There are ten paintings by William Hatherell R.I. (1855 – 1928), who achieved fame as an illustrator and painter. He illustrated works by Thomas Hardy, William Blake and J.M.Barrie and in 1892 he joined the staff of Graphic Magazine. He exhibited extensively at the New Society of Painters, the Royal Academy of British Artists and at the Royal Academy. He was a keen cyclist, but his health was failing by the late 1920s when Frederick Glasscock commissioned ten paintings from him for King Arthur's Hall to tell the story of the Arthurian legend.

Hatherell died in 1928 and it is suspected that this was before he could complete his commission. Only two of the ten paintings are actually signed 'W.Hatherell' (one of them being dated 1928), the rest are unsigned. A number of experts have examined the paintings, some claim to see a second or even a third hand at work; if this is so, it is possible that the commission might have been finished by pupils of William Hatherell.

The ten paintings in the Hall depict the Arthurian story, from Arthur as a baby through to his eventual death at the hands of Mordred. Scenes include Merlin, the Lady of the Lake, Guinevere, Lancelot and Galahad.

An illustrated booklet about the paintings is available from King Arthur's Great Halls

Upon leaving the Small Hall, the visitor passes along a corridor into the Hall of Chivalry, that includes 125 shields of granite, set along its full length, representing the passage from darkness into light.

Granite is also used in the huge canopy over the throne, weighing six tons and supported by nine massive granite pillars. There is also a granite Round Table, along with two wooden ones.

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