Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XVIII Chapters 21 to 25

The next big jousting tournament in the rotation is the Candlemas tournament, around New Year’s.  Everybody plans to attend, Launcelot included. Guenever, with whom he’s made up by now, calls him into her chambers one evening.  “Listen,” she says.  “I … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XVIII Chapters 17 to 19

Bors and Launcelot and Lavaine and Elaine end up staying at Sir Baudwin’s for several months.  At first they’re waiting around so that the knights can go directly from the hermitage to King Arthur’s next scheduled jousting tournament, a Halloween … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XVIII Chapters 15 and 16

Gawaine completely bungled the search for Launcelot, but Elaine finds him easily!  She has the advantage of a) knowing her brother, Sir Lavaine, and b) turning a corner and there Lavaine is, exercising his horse in a field! Elaine flags down … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XVIII Chapters 14 and 15

So one of Sir Bernard’s servants runs and fetches the shield, which of course Gawaine recognizes instantly as Sir Launcelot’s.  While Elaine prattles on about how much she loves her incognito knight, Gawaine tries to reconcile Launcelot’s shield with his … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XVIII Chapters 13 and 14

Meanwhile, back at the jousting tournament, everything’s wrapping up.  Arthur meets with Mister 100 and the other opposition kings, to divvy up the prizes. “Obviously the grand prize goes to the mysterious knight with the white shield and the red … Continue reading →