Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur Book VIII Chapter 24

Once the partying and charm offensive die down, everyone pretty much assumes that Sir Tristram and the lovely Isoud will be wed.  Certainly it’s what Queen Isoud and King Anguish expect.  But Tristram keeps failing to ask for her hand, … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur Book VIII Chapters 22 and 23

As promised, Sir Tristram fights with Sir Bleoberis!  Actually, no, Tristram fights with Sir Bleoberis’s champion, his brother Sir Blamore.  I don’t know why they make that switch at the last minute.  Highlights of this joust include King Anguish pointing … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book VIII Chapter 11

On the way back to the tournament grounds, Tristram meets, oh, let’s call her Orlene.  Orlene was the damosel who accompanied Sir Launcelot on an adventure that Malory skipped over, his defeated of a Sir Carados at a place called … Continue reading →