Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XX, Chapters 17 and 18

Malory’s description at this point makes me almost wonder if he has some kind of preference between Sir Gawaine and Sir Launcelot, like, he thinks one of them is a generally awful person and the other is the best knight … 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 IX Chapters 8 and 9

Despite Launcelot’s endorsement, Breunor goes down!  He collapses, overcome with exhaustion.  His opponent, Sir Plenorius, had pity of him, and says “listen, kid, you did your best.  If you hadn’t already been tired from fighting my two brothers Sir Plaine … Continue reading →

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

Launcelot figures he’s obliged to rescue Breunor, if the kid’s been captured by these jerk knights of Castle Pendragon.  He rides up to the castle where a half-dozen knights make to capture him, just as they did Breunor.  However they … Continue reading →