"the Idyls of the King"
Arthur's Tomb - The Last Meeting of Lancelot and Guinevere. Artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882)
Public DomainArthur's Tomb - The Last Meeting of Lancelot and Guinevere. Artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882) - Credit: Wikimedia Commons

 

A cycle of 12 narrative poems about King Arthur and his knights by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892).  The poems, written in blank verse, recount the exploits of Galahad, Merlin, Lancelot and other important Arthurian figures. 

The poems were published between 1856 and 1885, making them contemporary to the period of The Age of Innocence.  The critical reception was mixed.