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Kennedys’ Camelot

The age and time of the Kennedys has been a Camelot in the short history of modern politics.

Days after John F Kennedy’s (JFK) assassination, his young widow Jacqueline gave an interview to the Life magazine. She said, “there will be great Presidents again but there will not be another Camelot again.” According to British legend, Camelot was the castle of King Arthur and stood as a metaphor for the aura and mystique of the Arthurian age, which has been the subject of the classic chivalric romances of the medieval era. The symbolism of Camelot has since been passionately invoked by great artists, poets and writers. Lord Alfred Tennyson too wrote a sketch of the Arthurian Camelot.

Since that interview of Jacqueline, people have fondly remembered the Kennedy White House and JFK’s presidency as a Camelot. There is an unmistakable glimpse of that legendary Arthurian mystique in the Kennedys.

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Updated On : 27th Jan, 2017

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