Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book X, Chapters 53 and 54

To make a long story very slightly shorter, Tristram and Palomides and Pitiless Bruce paper over this schism by randomly accosting the first knight they see and challenging him to a joust for funsies.  It turns out to be Sir … 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 X Chapter 22

“So Mark,” says Arthur. “Yes, sire?” They’re chilling one fine day in Camelot.  Birds sing.  Relative humidity is low.  The flowers blossom. “I’d like a gift from you,” says Arthur.  “I’m not telling you what it is until you promise … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book X Chapter 21

Arthur sets a trap for ol’ Sir Lamorak, let me tell you.  He organizes a jousting tournament!  A quick little one, with Sir Gawaine and Gawaine’s brothers Gaheris, Agravaine, Gareth, and Mordred.  Sir Launcelot decides to sit this one out, … Continue reading →