Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book VIII Chapter 36

Howel, King of Brittany, turns out to have a problem.  This one earl, Grip, has been making trouble for him: refusing taxes, assaulting officers, laying siege to Howel’s house, that kind of thing.  As you may recall from Book V, … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur Book VIII Chapter 35

Malory’s a little all over the place today, folks.  After the literal cliffhanger of the previous entry, this chapter of the story drifts into out-and-out surrealism. For starters, you’ve got Gouvernail (Tristram’s French tutor cum manservant) and his two henchmen … Continue reading →