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

“Sire!” calls Bedivere, as the magic barge’s gangplank retracts all by itself and Arthur, up on deck, lies down with his head in Morgan’s lap.  “Sire!  What will happen to me?  I’m the last Knight of the Round Table!” “You’re … Continue reading →

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

43) Sir “Good Uwaine” Uwaine, the late Sir Uwaine’s brother with the same name 44) Sir “Big Heart” Ozanna 45) Sir Astamor 46) Sir Gromere Grummorson 47) Sir Crosshelm 48) Sir Servause the Bruce, who one time had dinner just … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book VIII Chapter 8

Back in Cornwall, Tristram isn’t doing so well himself.  While he talked a good game, Tristram’s joust with Marhaus has left him bleeding from several substantial wounds, including a nasty spear-wound in his side that Marhaus opened up the fight … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book IV, Chapter XXVIII

Trixie shows up at the rendezvous point, as promised, and she’s tanned and cheerful and totally ignores Gawaine, just burns him, ice, man, she’s ice.  But Uwaine and Marhaus and the other damosels discuss their adventures, and Trixie tells the … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book IV Chapter XXII, Concluded, and Chapter XXIII

So with Gawaine’s strange adventure in a shambles, and Gawaine himself quitting it, clearly someone needs to come in and clean up.  Normally, the go-to man for this would be Merlin, but he’s been out of commission since the beginning … Continue reading →