Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book IX Chapters 19 and 20

While Tristram does the mad hermit thing for most of a year, some events transpire!   1) Sir Dagonet, King Arthur’s jester, visits Tintagil with some friends. While they’re out in the woods one day, watering their horses at a … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book IX Chapter 17

Tristram and Lamorak meet back up at the forester and collect Kehdyius, and then the three of them ride back to the ship where they’d gotten wrecked back in the first place, and meet the folks they left there, Gouvernail … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book IX Chapter 12

Okay, then there’s something weird that happens.  Remember Sir Palamides?  The Saracen knight who wanted to marry the lovely Isoud?  At this point Malory forgets how to spell his name, because suddenly he’s Sir Palomides.  Same guy, though, that’s clear … Continue reading →

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

Sir Tristram!  The jerk!  We last saw him married to Isoud the White and ruling the kingdom of Brittany.  As the curtain parts on Book IX proper, he receives a series of letters from the lovely Isoud in Cornwall. “Darling … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book VIII Chapter 39

It turns out that Sir Nabon is not that bad a guy, really.  He throws a big jousting tournament to celebrate the knighting of his son, Sir Nabon Junior, and hundreds of knights (from North Wales and Logris and other … Continue reading →

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 →