Camelot Chess Pieces by Berkeley - Cardinal Red

SKU: BC3006
Sale price$219.00 USD
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About The Camelot Chess Pieces by Berkeley - Cardinal Red

Board Not Included

The legends of Camelot are so deeply ingrained in the myths of British folklore that they create an enduring impression of a wonderful, mystical castle and land where Knights in shining armour lived to an honourable Code of Chivalry. The legends revolve around the fabled King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.

Arthur was the first born son of King Uther Pendragon and heir to the throne. However these were very troubled times and Merlin, a wise magician, advised that the baby Arthur should be raised in a secret place and that none should know his true identity.

As Merlin feared, when King Uther died there was great conflict over who should be the next king. Merlin used his magic to set a sword in a stone. Written on the sword, in letters of gold, were these words: “Whoso pulleth out this sword of this stone is the rightwise born king of all England.” Of course all the contenders for the throne took their turn at trying to draw the sword, but none could succeed. Arthur, quite by chance, withdrew the sword for another to use in a tournament. Following this he became King.

He gathered Knights around him and fought back against the Saxons who, since the Romans left Britain, were slowly but surely taking the country over. After many great battles and a huge victory at Mount Badon the Saxons’ advance was halted.

Arthur’s base was at a place called Camelot where he built a strong castle. His knights met at a Round Table. They carried out acts of chivalry such as rescuing damsels in distress and fought against strange beasts. They also searched for a lost treasure, which they believed would cure all ills – this was the ‘Quest for the Holy Grail’.

Under the guidance of Merlin, Arthur had obtained a magical sword from The Lady Of The Lake. This sword was called ‘Excalibur” and with this weapon he vanquished many foes. Queen Guinevere, Arthur’s beautiful wife brought romance to the story while his equally beautiful half sister Morgan le Fay added a dark side.

Unfortunately, as peace settled over the country things turned sour within the court of Camelot and civil war broke out. In the final battle at Camlan both Arthur and Mordred, Arthur’s traitorous nephew, were mortally wounded. Arthur was set upon a boat and floated down river to the isle of Avalon. Here his wounds were treated by three mysterious maidens. His body was never found and many say that he rests under a hill with all his knights – ready to ride forth and save the country again.

Berkeley Chess have been able to recreate the mysticism and magic of the court of King Arthur with this stunning chess set. Details of the chess pieces are as follows:

King: King Arthur

Queen: Queen Guinevere

Bishop: Merlin

Knight: Sir Lancelot

Rook: Anglo Saxon Castle

Pawn: Peasant Soldiers

  • King Height 4 3/4″ (11.9cm)
  • King Base 1 3/8″ (3.5cm)
  • King Weight 3.2oz (90g)
  • Set weight 4lb 6oz
  • Made of a ratio of crushed marble and resin, and then finished with a felt underlay
  • Boxed weight 5lbs 9oz
  • 32 Chessmen
  • Price includes set of pieces (boards available separately)

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
David Meehan
Camelot Chess Pieces and Deluxe Board

Bought as a Christmas gift. Opened it up just to take a peak. Absolutely, gorgeous, detailed pieces, and board. Was so nice that I purchased another set for someone else as a gift. Shipped really fast, packaged really well. Outstanding service, would not hesitate to purchase from them in the future.

Phyllis Merricks
Camelot in Cardinal Red

This is THE place you want to buy a beautiful chess set! The service is superb & questions are answered within 24 hours. This chess set is exactly what I was looking for to replace the ceramic set I made as a teenager which got broken during a move. This was a belated Happy Birthday to me.
Thank you Raphael!

rodney taylor
nice set

very nice set have had a lot of complements