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

Next morning Arthur and his assembled knights ride forth, and towards the back of the group Sir Launcelot and Sir Lavaine, disguised as Sir Tirre and Sir Lavaine, ride out too.  Malory seems to have lost track of the fact … Continue reading →

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

Spring turns into summer and summer into late summer, says Malory.  And one day roundabout the end of August, Arthur decides to hold a big jousting tournament, because there hasn’t been one since Book XIII.  He calls in the King … 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 →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book X, Chapters 65 and 66

At Joyous Gard Tristram, Palomides, Dinadan, and Gareth spend some time just chilling.  They’re planning on attending the big tournament at Lonazep that keeps getting mentioned, but they’re in no hurry.  Palomides and Tristram go out riding a lot.  One … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book X, Chapters 46 to 49

In fact, Arthur shows up unexpectedly at the tournament, ready to joust Palomides and regain the family honor!  But Lamorak has already seen this coming, and arranged for Palomides to be elsewhere, so that when Arthur is walking around trying … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book X, Chapters 40 to 46

New story!  New story!  Gather round, and let me tell you all about Sir Galahalt, who should not be confused with Sir Galahad.  This story has so much jousting you guys, that’s why we’re covering seven chapters today. Galahalt is … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book IX Chapter 32

For no clear reason, Tristram bugs out in the middle of the tournament. Launcelot had been watching him, but boom, loses track. Sir Dinadan and Gouvernail go too, but no one cares. Dame Bragwaine had been chilling with Guenever, telling … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book IX Chapters 28 through 31

Chapter 28 opens with a scene I’m just going to skip over, in which Sir Persides and Sir Tristram and Sir Palomides get together for some pre-tournament jousting and Sir Palomides manages to reveal that he recognizes Sir Tristram! Unlike … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book VI Chapters VI and VII

Becca actually beat Launcelot to the abbey, since Launcelot was delayed a chapter with the comic/homophobic misadventure.  She greets him with a hug and makes sure he gets a shower and a change of clothes before sending for her father, … Continue reading →