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

“Well, brother, I will do after your counsel, and ride after you.”  Launcelot’s on board!  He and Ector and Percivale make ready to return to Camelot. Only problem: Elaine.  Elaine cries and cries, that Launcelot should leave her.  She begs … Continue reading →

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

So Elaine goes back to Launcelot, to tell him about Castle Bliant and how her father would set them up.  She brings along her cousin Sir Castor, to be his sidekick. “Castor, hello,” says Launcelot.  “I’m…”  He remembers that the … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XII Chapter 4

Scene change!  Or not so much, because we’re still talking about the town of Corbin.  King Pellam, you remember him?  He has a nephew named Castor, whom he knights on Candlemas.  Castor celebrates by giving everyone presents — specifically, gowns.  … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XI, Chapter 9

Malory cuts to Guenever and Elaine at this point, shortly after Launcelot has run off into the woods to be a crazy man. “This is all your fault,” Guenever tells Elaine. “Oh, come on!”  Elaine protests Guenever’s assertion.  “I mean, … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XI, Chapter 7

Elaine, out in Castle Corbin, hears about this party, and figures it would be a terrific opportunity to bring baby Galahad to Camelot, and introduce him to his father, and so on.  A dutiful daughter, she asks her father for … Continue reading →

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

Launcelot doesn’t manage to catch Brisen, and he gives up and leaves eventually.  Nine months later, Elaine’s son is born!  Everyone thinks he’s awesome.  They name him Galahad, which Malory reminds us was Launcelot’s middle name, as seen in Book … Continue reading →