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

Next morning Arthur and his assembled knights ride forth, and towards the back of the group Sir Launcelot and Sir Lavaine, disguised as Sir Tirre and Sir Lavaine, ride out too.  Malory seems to have lost track of the fact … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book X, Chapter 39

Shortly afterwards the Earl of Pace waits until Morgan le Fay isn’t in residence at Castle Prettyview, then burns it to the ground.  He gets help from four hundred of his friends, but hey.  Alisander would burn to death, but … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book X, Chapter 36

Morgan and one of her henchdamosels, Trudy, approach the tournament.  They interview some of the knights Alisander defeated: Sir Elias from Gomeret and his colleague Sir Cari from Gomeret.  Gomeret is “somewhere in France probably,” according to my very breezy … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book X, Chapters 34 and 35

So it’s been twenty years.  Alisander is a full-grown man, ready to be knighted alongside twenty of his contemporaries in Ardunel where he’s been slumming around most of his life.  Big knighting ceremony, followed by a big jousting tournament, which … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book X Chapters 32 and 33

Malory reveals that King Mark has a younger brother, Prince Boudwin, whom he’s neglected to mention up to this point.  Boudwin exists, Malory insists.  He just hasn’t been involved in literally any of the Cornish events of the last three … Continue reading →