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 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 Chapters 21 to 25

The next big jousting tournament in the rotation is the Candlemas tournament, around New Year’s.  Everybody plans to attend, Launcelot included. Guenever, with whom he’s made up by now, calls him into her chambers one evening.  “Listen,” she says.  “I … 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 XIII Chapter 2

“So, change of plans,” Sir Galahad says, early the next morning. “What, are you not coming back with me to Camelot or something?”  Launcelot snickers at the ridiculous thought. “Nope!” “What, seriously?”  To say Launcelot is hella disappointed is to … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur Book XI Chapters 13 and 14

And then Percivale rides off to look for Launcelot, while Persides returns to Camelot and tells everyone about how Percivale rescued him.  Percivale has a special message for Kay and Mordred, about how he remembers their saying he wasn’t going … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book X, Chapters 67 to 69

When Tristram gets to Arthur’s pavilion, Arthur has already heard about him.  We flash back a couple of seconds! “Uncle Sire!” cries Gawaine, just before Tristram arrives.  “This knight came and beat up me and a bunch of my associates!” … Continue reading →