Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book IX Chapter 36

Palomides has a problem, and that problem is named Tristram. Tristram eats at Palomides. He can’t sleep. He can’t make sensible conversation. He can’t ride straight, even. After the tournament ends, Palomides starts off, but crossing a ford his horse … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book IX Chapter 32

For no clear reason, Tristram bugs out in the middle of the tournament. Launcelot had been watching him, but boom, loses track. Sir Dinadan and Gouvernail go too, but no one cares. Dame Bragwaine had been chilling with Guenever, telling … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book IX Chapters 28 through 31

Chapter 28 opens with a scene I’m just going to skip over, in which Sir Persides and Sir Tristram and Sir Palomides get together for some pre-tournament jousting and Sir Palomides manages to reveal that he recognizes Sir Tristram! Unlike … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book IX Chapter 27

Tristram, having ditched Kay and Sagramore and Gawaine, chills at the well. He washes his face, he lies down, he relaxes. Just as he dozes off, along comes Dame Bragwaine! She’s the lovely Isoud’s Irish handmaiden/henchwoman, you remember her. She’s … Continue reading →