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 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 →

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

Launcelot figures he’s obliged to rescue Breunor, if the kid’s been captured by these jerk knights of Castle Pendragon.  He rides up to the castle where a half-dozen knights make to capture him, just as they did Breunor.  However they … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book IX Chapter 5

Things get weird, okay?  Bear in mind that at this point we’re doing   THE STORY OF ARTHUR THE SUB-STORY OF TRISTRAM THE SUB-SUB-STORY OF BREUNOR   Now add to that the Sub-Sub-Sub-Story of Launcelot, because there’s this whole thing … Continue reading →

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

Kay watches them ride off.  He’s annoyed at Breunor and Marcie both: Breunor’s really holding a grudge about Kay’s nickname for him (which Kay still thinks was hilarious) and Marcie insulted him to his face.  “Hey, Dagonet,” he says.  Dagonet, … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book VII Chapter II

SMASH CUT to Arthur’s court, as he welcomes the three men to the big Pentecost feast. “Two men and a third man who’s seven feet tall!” cries Arthur.  “As strange adventures go, that’s… pretty tame, actually.  Now I’m worried there’s … Continue reading →