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T.H. White was the author of Arthurian novels, including The Sword in the Stone, his 1938 story of a young King Arthur.
White, who was born in British India in 1906, was educated in England and developed his interest in Arthurian legends in his youth. He went on to study the subject at Cambridge University. After graduating, he stayed at one of his family’s country homes. This would be used for his first book, England Have My Bones, which was a memoir of this time.
He then moved to Ireland as a conscientious objector to World War II and, while there, turned his attention back to King Arthur. After The Sword in the Stone, which he had described as a preface to Malory’s Le Mort d’Arthur, he wrote two other Arthurian books, The Witch in the Wood and The Ill-Made Knight. These three novels were also released together as The Once and Future King. He also wrote two other books for the series, The Candle in the Wind and The Book of Merlyn.
White left Ireland for Alderney, in the Channel Islands, following the end of the war. He continued writing, and his books remained popular throughout his life. However, the popularity of his Arthurian books often overshadowed his detective novels, poetry, and books about hunting. His writing often returned to the classics, and he published an English translation of the Latin text, Book of Beasts.
In 1964, he died in Greece while returning home from an American speaking tour. While on the tour, he had written a memoir, which was posthumously published as America At Last.