Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book V Chapter XII

“That’s all great,” says Arthur.  “Counterattack foiled, massive heroism, plenty of cattle seized.  But Gawaine, who’s your well-dressed friend with the exotic complexion?” “Ah, Uncle Sire —“ “I’ve asked you not to call me that.” “Let me introduce Sir Priamus, … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book V Chapters X, continued, and XI

“So if I work for Arthur now, we should probably go warn him about the sneak attack.” “Sneak attack?” “Yeah, I was on my way to meet up with them.  Sixty thousand men from southern Italy and points further out … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book V Chapter IX

Arthur marches from northern France to southern France to northern Italy.  Everywhere he goes, folks surrender and offer prizes and so on, until he gets to Tuscany.  In Tuscany there’s a city-state that doesn’t just roll over.  The city-state isn’t … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book V Chapter VII

Caesar Lucius has spies scattered throughout France, and he gets word almost immediately that Arthur’s sending his column of prisoners up to Paris with a relatively light guard.  So next morning, Cador and Launcelot are leading the column back, and … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book V Chapter VI, continued

So to recap the first part of this chapter: Gawaine and Bors went to Lucius on a mission of peace, and it didn’t go well, and then Gawaine broke truce and killed Lucius’s cousin.  Coming back from the commercial break, … Continue reading →