Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book VIII Chapter 13

Tristram heads back to Cornwall, where he meets up with his father King Meliodas and his uncle King Mark and his stepmother Queen o’ Brittany, and they’re all thrilled by his having returned from Ireland whole and hale and hearty.  … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book VIII Chapter 11

On the way back to the tournament grounds, Tristram meets, oh, let’s call her Orlene.  Orlene was the damosel who accompanied Sir Launcelot on an adventure that Malory skipped over, his defeated of a Sir Carados at a place called … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book VIII Chapters 9 and 10

Then the jousting tournament begins, and simply everyone is there.  Sir Palamides, but also Sir Gawaine, Gawaine’s brothers Sir Gaheris and Sir Agravaine, Sir Bagdemagus, Sir Kay, Sir Dodinas, Sir Sagramore the Lusty, Sir Li’l Gumret, and Sir Griftlet, plus … Continue reading →