Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book X, Chapters 50 and 51

Malory wants to talk about Tristram again, he’s decided.  The tournament he was just now talking about was a massive success, so naturally Galahalt and Bagdemagus decide to have a second one.  They’re hugely jealous of Launcelot (even though he’s … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book X, Chapters 34 and 35

So it’s been twenty years.  Alisander is a full-grown man, ready to be knighted alongside twenty of his contemporaries in Ardunel where he’s been slumming around most of his life.  Big knighting ceremony, followed by a big jousting tournament, which … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book X Chapters 32 and 33

Malory reveals that King Mark has a younger brother, Prince Boudwin, whom he’s neglected to mention up to this point.  Boudwin exists, Malory insists.  He just hasn’t been involved in literally any of the Cornish events of the last three … 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, Chapters 14 and 15

This chapter Malory wants to catch back up with Sir Dinadan, last seen in the previous chapter declining to joust Sir Palomides.  He reminds us about that, and how Dinadan and the other knights he’s hanging out with — Uwaine … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book X, Chapter 13

Mark flees through the forest, comes to a well — everything important happens at wells, as I’m sure you’ve noticed.  Chilling by this well: Sir Palomides.  Let me remind you that Palomides and Mark have met before more than once.  … Continue reading →