Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XVIII Chapter 4

Smash cut to Mador accusing Guenever of treason, in front of Arthur and everyone!  Malory helpfully explains that back in olden times, murdering a knight was considered treason. “Well, obviously the way to proceed is trial by combat,” says Arthur.  … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XVIII Chapter 3

Shortly after exiling Launcelot in a fit of pique, Guenever organizes a small banquet, for herself and a couple of dozen knights.  They divide up easily into factions! THE ORKNEY FACTION Sir Gawaine His brother Sir Agravaine Their brother Sir … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XVIII Chapters 1 and 2

About ten minutes after the Quest for the Holy Grail ends, Sir Launcelot falls back into his old bad habits of adultery-having and Guenever-loving.  He’ll be sitting there, clutching his silver medal (Sir Bors won the gold, since he not … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XVII, Chapters 22 and 23

One morning Galahad gets up extra-early for some solo Grail-prayer time.  When he arrives at the tabernacle, there’s already a guy there!  Galahad doesn’t recognize him until after they’ve celebrated Mass, but it’s Joseph of Arimathea.  Joseph congratulates him on … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XVII, Chapters 21 and 22

When last we left off, the grail-knights had just arrived at Sarras.  Sarras!  It’s a magical, mystical city which exists only for purposes of this story, apparently! Percivale points out that the boat he loaded Magdalena’s corpse into has already … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XVII, Chapter 21

After Jesus leaves, Galahad heals Evelake, pretty much as an afterthought.  Evelake goes off to join Nacien’s religious order, become one of the white monks.  The various knights might compare notes at this point, except an angelic voice commands them … Continue reading →