Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XX, Chapters 7 and 8

Meanwhile Sir Mordred, whom Launcelot did not kill, limps off to Arthur.  He has to go on horseback because, as you may have forgotten, all of this went down while King Arthur was away from Camelot on the pretext of … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XVIII Chapter 3

Shortly after exiling Launcelot in a fit of pique, Guenever organizes a small banquet, for herself and a couple of dozen knights.  They divide up easily into factions! THE ORKNEY FACTION Sir Gawaine His brother Sir Agravaine Their brother Sir … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book X, Chapter 60

Tristram, Gareth, and Dinadan ride on, leaving Palomides behind.  They stop overnight in a castle, where Tristram notices the lord giving him the stink eye. “What’s up?” he demands. “You’re Sir Tristram de Liones, right?” the lord says.  “You killed … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book VIII Chapter 39

It turns out that Sir Nabon is not that bad a guy, really.  He throws a big jousting tournament to celebrate the knighting of his son, Sir Nabon Junior, and hundreds of knights (from North Wales and Logris and other … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book VIII Chapter 15

And then Sir Bleoberis shows up!  It’s okay if you don’t remember him, Malory says.  He was in some of the big jousting crowd scenes in Book VII, but Malory graciously forgives you for having forgotten about him.  Bleoberis facts: … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book VIII Chapter 13

Tristram heads back to Cornwall, where he meets up with his father King Meliodas and his uncle King Mark and his stepmother Queen o’ Brittany, and they’re all thrilled by his having returned from Ireland whole and hale and hearty.  … Continue reading →