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

“One slot remains,” says Arthur.  “Who should join the knights of the Round Table?” “I can think of two candidates,” says Pellinore.  “I can’t offer up an opinion on which of the two would be a better choice, however.  The … Continue reading →

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

Once the battle is over, King Pellinore shows up with a big pile of reinforcements. “Too late, Pellinore!” says Arthur.  “We already whupped the five kings.” Arthur’s army and Pellinore’s armies merge, and Arthur’s army does a head count and … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book III, Chapter III continued and Chapter IV

Trigger warning: mention of rape   “Pellinore… Pellinore…” Arthur takes a moment to place the name.  “Oh, that guy!  The one who stole my horse and then killstealed King Lot!  He’s a jerk!” cries Arthur. “Still, a fine knight and … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book III Chapter III

Trigger warning: mention of rape   Double-length chapter today!  Actually the chapter is the usual length but I’m unpacking it more than usual. So all of Camelot/London is one big festival, what with Arthur getting married, and in wanders these … Continue reading →