Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XX, Chapters 7 and 8

Meanwhile Sir Mordred, whom Launcelot did not kill, limps off to Arthur.  He has to go on horseback because, as you may have forgotten, all of this went down while King Arthur was away from Camelot on the pretext of … Continue reading →

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 →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XIX, Chapters 1 and 2

Guenever wakes up one fine spring morning and decides to throw a party.  Not just any party!  A special May party, a fun-times trip out into the glorious beauty of pastoral England.  Naturally, to ensure maximal enjoyment of the splendors … Continue reading →

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

Shortly after exiling Launcelot in a fit of pique, Guenever organizes a small banquet, for herself and a couple of dozen knights.  They divide up easily into factions! THE ORKNEY FACTION Sir Gawaine His brother Sir Agravaine Their brother Sir … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book X, Chapter 13

Mark flees through the forest, comes to a well — everything important happens at wells, as I’m sure you’ve noticed.  Chilling by this well: Sir Palomides.  Let me remind you that Palomides and Mark have met before more than once.  … Continue reading →

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

Despite Launcelot’s endorsement, Breunor goes down!  He collapses, overcome with exhaustion.  His opponent, Sir Plenorius, had pity of him, and says “listen, kid, you did your best.  If you hadn’t already been tired from fighting my two brothers Sir Plaine … Continue reading →