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 X, Chapters 67 to 69

When Tristram gets to Arthur’s pavilion, Arthur has already heard about him.  We flash back a couple of seconds! “Uncle Sire!” cries Gawaine, just before Tristram arrives.  “This knight came and beat up me and a bunch of my associates!” … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book X, Chapters 50 and 51

Malory wants to talk about Tristram again, he’s decided.  The tournament he was just now talking about was a massive success, so naturally Galahalt and Bagdemagus decide to have a second one.  They’re hugely jealous of Launcelot (even though he’s … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book X, Chapters 34 and 35

So it’s been twenty years.  Alisander is a full-grown man, ready to be knighted alongside twenty of his contemporaries in Ardunel where he’s been slumming around most of his life.  Big knighting ceremony, followed by a big jousting tournament, which … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book X Chapters 32 and 33

Malory reveals that King Mark has a younger brother, Prince Boudwin, whom he’s neglected to mention up to this point.  Boudwin exists, Malory insists.  He just hasn’t been involved in literally any of the Cornish events of the last three … Continue reading →