Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XX, Chapter 19

Meanwhile Arthur and Gawaine mobilize all of England to invade Benwick.  It’s sixty thousand troops, which is the largest army we’ve seen in a while, on par with Arthur’s invasion force in Book V or the armies he and Team … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book X, Chapters 50 and 51

Malory wants to talk about Tristram again, he’s decided.  The tournament he was just now talking about was a massive success, so naturally Galahalt and Bagdemagus decide to have a second one.  They’re hugely jealous of Launcelot (even though he’s … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book X, Chapters 46 to 49

In fact, Arthur shows up unexpectedly at the tournament, ready to joust Palomides and regain the family honor!  But Lamorak has already seen this coming, and arranged for Palomides to be elsewhere, so that when Arthur is walking around trying … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book X, Chapters 40 to 46

New story!  New story!  Gather round, and let me tell you all about Sir Galahalt, who should not be confused with Sir Galahad.  This story has so much jousting you guys, that’s why we’re covering seven chapters today. Galahalt is … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book VIII Chapters 9 and 10

Then the jousting tournament begins, and simply everyone is there.  Sir Palamides, but also Sir Gawaine, Gawaine’s brothers Sir Gaheris and Sir Agravaine, Sir Bagdemagus, Sir Kay, Sir Dodinas, Sir Sagramore the Lusty, Sir Li’l Gumret, and Sir Griftlet, plus … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book VI Chapter XVIII and Conclusions

The final chapter of Book VI is a short one.  Launcelot gets back to Camelot at Pentecost, and he meets a bunch of knights from his adventures earlier in this book, which serves as a sort of recap of his … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book VI Chapters VI and VII

Becca actually beat Launcelot to the abbey, since Launcelot was delayed a chapter with the comic/homophobic misadventure.  She greets him with a hug and makes sure he gets a shower and a change of clothes before sending for her father, … Continue reading →