The wizard Merlin took Uther Pendragon's first-born to be raised in safety.
In time, as Merlin had foreseen, the child drew the sword from the stone and was proclaimed King of England.
Merlin was always a big-picture thinker. If he'd been a details guy, he might have noticed that the child was a girl.
Can Martha unite the land and usher in a golden age of chivalry, all while maintaining her secret identity?
Martha's To-Do List:
... a woman's work is never done.
The language may be offputting, but if you can get used to the 15th century's multiple-choice attitude to spelling, then a decent glossary will cut through a lot of the obscurity.
Not without its flaws, but for me, this is still the best film version of the King Arthur story.
Its age is a bit uncertain, but it seems to be roughly contemporaneous with Malory. It also seems to share his sense that Orkney was more important than mere geography might suggest.
David Nash Ford's Early British Kingdoms site has some sections on where Arthurian legend meets history. While I prefer not to bog down mythology in facts, it's sometimes good to have a rough idea where the events are supposed to have taken place.