Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XX Chapters 11 to 13

Cut to four months later.  Arthur’s siege on Joyous Gard has gone on nearly that long; Launcelot refuses to come out.  Then, Launcelot finally appears, up on the walls of the castle.  He calls down to Arthur, saying that the … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XX Chapters 5 and 6

Launcelot runs back to the Benwick faction quarters, where Sir Bors has already woken up all the other knights in their clique and gotten them all in armor. “Launcelot!  You survived!” “Of course I survived.  What’s all this?” “Blame my … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XIX Chapters 8 and 9

The day of Launcelot’s and Meliagrace’s joust fast approaches!  If Launcelot doesn’t show, Meligrance wins by default, and thus Guenever is convicted of adultery with a mystery knight, and she’ll be burned at the stake!  No one wants that!  Arthur … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XIX, Chapters 6 and 7

Shortly afterwards Launcelot and Guenever plan a night-time rendezvous.  Lavaine thinks this is a bad idea, what with Sir Meliagrance the Recently Pardoned still hanging around Camelot just looking for an excuse to take Launcelot down a peg.  Launcelot ignores … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XVIII Chapters 17 to 19

Bors and Launcelot and Lavaine and Elaine end up staying at Sir Baudwin’s for several months.  At first they’re waiting around so that the knights can go directly from the hermitage to King Arthur’s next scheduled jousting tournament, a Halloween … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XVIII Chapters 15 and 16

Gawaine completely bungled the search for Launcelot, but Elaine finds him easily!  She has the advantage of a) knowing her brother, Sir Lavaine, and b) turning a corner and there Lavaine is, exercising his horse in a field! Elaine flags down … Continue reading →

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 →