Category Archives: Le Morte D’Arthur

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XX Chapter 2

When Agravaine and Mordred tell Arthur that Launcelot has been sleeping with Guenever for decades, the old king sits down heavily. “Do you have any evidence?” he asks. “Evidence?”  Agravaine is puzzled.  “What, suddenly the burden of proof is on … Continue reading

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Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XX Chapter 1

Another year, another May, another season of romance and whimsy!  Book XX opens with the stark contrast between all the happy lovers in Camelot (chief among them Guenever and Launcelot) and the two villains of our piece, Sir Agravaine and … Continue reading

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Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XIX Conclusions

It’s not clear to me why Book XIX was separated out from Book XVIII.  Both concern Launcelot and Guenever and their infidelity-related misadventures, plus neither of them are crazy long.  Even combined they’re shorter than Book X. We do get … Continue reading

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Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XIX, Chapters 11 to 13

43) Sir “Good Uwaine” Uwaine, the late Sir Uwaine’s brother with the same name 44) Sir “Big Heart” Ozanna 45) Sir Astamor 46) Sir Gromere Grummorson 47) Sir Crosshelm 48) Sir Servause the Bruce, who one time had dinner just … Continue reading

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Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XIX, Chapters 10 and 11

New story!  Once upon a time there was a Hungarian knight named Sir Urre, who fought with a Spanish knight named Sir Alphegus, at Alphegus’s father’s tournament.  Urre killed Alphegus, but Alphegus had a death-curse, on account of his mother … Continue reading

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Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XIX Chapters 8 and 9

The day of Launcelot’s and Meliagrace’s joust fast approaches!  If Launcelot doesn’t show, Meligrance wins by default, and thus Guenever is convicted of adultery with a mystery knight, and she’ll be burned at the stake!  No one wants that!  Arthur … Continue reading

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Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XIX, Chapters 6 and 7

Shortly afterwards Launcelot and Guenever plan a night-time rendezvous.  Lavaine thinks this is a bad idea, what with Sir Meliagrance the Recently Pardoned still hanging around Camelot just looking for an excuse to take Launcelot down a peg.  Launcelot ignores … Continue reading

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Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XIX Chapters 4 and 5

The second teamster is way into being alive!  He begs for mercy so pitifully that Launcelot probably feels bad.  Then he promises to take Launcelot into the castle, and to tell no one. So Launcelot rides in the cart, right … Continue reading

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

Once they’re at Meligrance’s castle, Guenever’s knights have their wounds bound, which is good, but they’re kept under constant guard, which is bad.  No one knows where they went, which is what Meliagrance is counting on!  If Arthur and Launcelot … Continue reading

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Arthur Dies at the End: Still Available

It’s been a week since I completed the process of making the five books of Arthur Dies at the End available on Amazon.com.  The response has been just terrific, and I’d like to thank everyone who’s taken advantage of the sale on Something … Continue reading

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