Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XII Chapter 1 continued and Chapter 2

Evelyn discovers her husband, lying dead with his head bashed in, and starts to sob.  Her sobbing wakes Bliant up!  Turns out he’s not dead and having his skull bashed in is just a superficial wound. “Dang, that hurt,” he … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book X, Chapters 53 and 54

To make a long story very slightly shorter, Tristram and Palomides and Pitiless Bruce paper over this schism by randomly accosting the first knight they see and challenging him to a joust for funsies.  It turns out to be Sir … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book X, Chapters 52 and 53

Okay, so, Tristram and the lovely Isoud are finally together and out of Cornwall!  Tristram’s story so far, let me recap:   10 Hang out in Cornwall, having an affair with Isoud 20 Get kicked out of Cornwall 30 Have … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book IX Chapter 41

Sir Dinadan’s strange adventure turns out to be pretty brief, and also to require a trigger warning perhaps, inasmuch as he meets a damosel who mak[es] great dole.  Long story short, she tells Dinadan how Pitiless Bruce murdered her brother … Continue reading →

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

Meanwhile, elsewhere, Arthur and Launcelot continue their argument from Chapter 35. “No one in the Castle of Maidens has seen hide or hair of Tristram since you nearly killed him back in Chapter 34,” worries Arthur. “Maybe he wandered off … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur Book VIII Chapter 21

Meanwhile again, while we’re just talking about the random stuff that Tristram does, he’s outside his tent (which he’s still got pitched outside Camelot) chillaxing when a lady wanders by, sobbing. Tristram asks her why she’s sobbing, and if she … Continue reading →