King Arthur's Death

By Michael Smith

An epic poem of the fall of kings, vibrantly translated and stunningly illustrated with linocut prints by the author of Unbound’s Sir Gawain

Sunday, 24 June 2018

This original hand-pulled linocut print of Sir Hugh Calveley could be yours!

As part of the crowdfunding campaign for my new translation of King Arthur's Death (the fourteenth century Alliterative Morte Arthure written during the reign of either Richard II or Henry IV), I'm pleased to announce a special prize for one lucky pledger for the book!

Once the number of backers goes above 250 (Hardback pledge level or above), I will make this print available as a pledger's prize and, when the book is published, I will announce who the lucky pledger is. Everyone who has pledged at those pledge levels will be in with a chance of receiving this extremely limited edition print of the Sir Hugh Calveley (worth £425). 

The print, from the final edition of only 7 available, is hand printed by me on the Albion Press of the Curwen Centre near Cambridge. It is signed and editioned by me and will be supplied ready to frame. The printed area of the linocut is 12" x 12" and the print is pulled on 250gsm Somerset Velvet paper to last a lifetime and beyond! It's one of my favourite prints and is the first in my series of mediaeval knights (see the others at

The winner will be announced once King Arthur's Death is published.

Existing Pledgers - Even if you have pledged for King Arthur's Death already (at Hardback level or above) you will automatically be entered into the hat - so everyone has a chance!

Thank you once again for your support for my work; wishing you every success in winning the final print!


Michael Smith

Author, Translator, Printmaker

PS - Don't forget, every pledge towards the book will receive a de luxe copy of the book different to that sold in the shops. So not only are you helping this magnificent new translation become reality and reach a much broader audience, you will also be the proud owner of a unique collector's first edition. Pledges at Collector's level and above are also signed by me too!

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