Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book VII Chapters XXXI to XXXV

Most of this section feels like padding, which, coming as it does on the tail of three chapters of wall-to-wall jousting action, is saying something.   Gareth wanders around overnight and comes to a castle.  He knocks on the door, … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book VII Chapters XXVI to XXX

Now we turn back to Castle Perilous, where Lionesse and Gareth are all shacked up and living in sin, and also Sir Gringamore and Dame Linet are there too.  Arthur’s messenger arrives with the invitation to Camelot, and Lionesse is … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book VII Chapters XXIII to XXVI

Now we turn from the crazy sitcom of Gareth and his gal pal Lionesse and her shrewish sister Linet and their milquetoast brother Gringamore, back to Camelot.  Or Carlion, this chapter Malory puts Arthur’s court at Carilon.  It’s Pentecost again, … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book VII Chapters XXI to XXIII

So let’s make a remarkably long story less long, and just summarize: For starters, everybody’s partying at Castle Grigamore.  It’s a nice time.  Gareth and Lionesse are finally in the same room at the same time, after flirting long-distance a … Continue reading →