Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book VI Chapter XVIII and Conclusions

The final chapter of Book VI is a short one.  Launcelot gets back to Camelot at Pentecost, and he meets a bunch of knights from his adventures earlier in this book, which serves as a sort of recap of his … Continue reading →

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

Launcelot’s out in the churchyard, reflecting on his bizarre experience just now.  “Excuse me,” says Hellawes.  “Sir Launcelot?” Launcelot did not see this damosel approaching, and startles.  “What?  How did you get here?  I last saw you crying over your … Continue reading →

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

Okay, this strange adventure gets a little involved. Also, Malory is bad about marrying his antecedents and his referents, so I might get something wrong. I’m pretty sure I’ve untangled it all, but still. Don’t say you weren’t warned. At … Continue reading →

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

Chapter XIII is basically the same story as Chapter XII, but with Gawaine, Uwaine, Ector-the-Lesser, and a knight we’ve never seen before, Sir Sagramour the Lusty, in place of Sir Gaunter, Sir Gilmere, and Sir Raynold. Launcelot, disguised as Kay, … Continue reading →