Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book I Chapters VIII (continued) and IX

Early the next morning, in his tower, Arthur wakes up to find a soothsayer in his bedroom. “Who are you and how did you get in here?” Arthur not unreasonably wants to know. Merlin says not to worry, he’s Merlin, … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur Book I Chapters V and VI

Special double post! It’s only because chapters 5 and 6 of Book I run together without a good breakpoint, mid-conversation. There are several bits like this scattered about later in the text; I’ll deal with them on a case-by-case basis. … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur Book I Chapter IV

Uther’s death! As promised! It’s actually pretty sad. Time goes by, a year or two, and before things have really gotten properly settled Uther gets some kind of unnamed lingering disease, which could be anything from tuberculosis to stomach cancer … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur Book I Chapter II

Right, Sir Ulfius and Merlin. Ulfius runs back to Uther, tells him how Merlin was there, and Uther’s like, what? you liar, I don’t see Merlin. Merlin is waiting outside, in fact; apparently he’s like a vampire in that he … Continue reading →