Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XIX, Chapters 10 and 11

New story!  Once upon a time there was a Hungarian knight named Sir Urre, who fought with a Spanish knight named Sir Alphegus, at Alphegus’s father’s tournament.  Urre killed Alphegus, but Alphegus had a death-curse, on account of his mother … Continue reading →

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

“That’s all great,” says Arthur.  “Counterattack foiled, massive heroism, plenty of cattle seized.  But Gawaine, who’s your well-dressed friend with the exotic complexion?” “Ah, Uncle Sire —“ “I’ve asked you not to call me that.” “Let me introduce Sir Priamus, … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book V Chapters X, continued, and XI

“So if I work for Arthur now, we should probably go warn him about the sneak attack.” “Sneak attack?” “Yeah, I was on my way to meet up with them.  Sixty thousand men from southern Italy and points further out … Continue reading →

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

Arthur marches from northern France to southern France to northern Italy.  Everywhere he goes, folks surrender and offer prizes and so on, until he gets to Tuscany.  In Tuscany there’s a city-state that doesn’t just roll over.  The city-state isn’t … Continue reading →