Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book IX Chapters 19 and 20

While Tristram does the mad hermit thing for most of a year, some events transpire!   1) Sir Dagonet, King Arthur’s jester, visits Tintagil with some friends. While they’re out in the woods one day, watering their horses at a … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur Book VIII Chapter 35

Malory’s a little all over the place today, folks.  After the literal cliffhanger of the previous entry, this chapter of the story drifts into out-and-out surrealism. For starters, you’ve got Gouvernail (Tristram’s French tutor cum manservant) and his two henchmen … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur Book VIII Chapter 32

Palamides out, the lovely Isoud and Tristram back to King Mark’s court.  Lambegus makes a full recovery.  Adtherp we never speak of again.   Skip ahead a bit: Sir Andred, Tristram’s cousin, resents Tristram’s being so awesome.  Or maybe he’s … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book VIII Chapter 15

And then Sir Bleoberis shows up!  It’s okay if you don’t remember him, Malory says.  He was in some of the big jousting crowd scenes in Book VII, but Malory graciously forgives you for having forgotten about him.  Bleoberis facts: … Continue reading →