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 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 IV Chapter V

“One slot remains,” says Arthur.  “Who should join the knights of the Round Table?” “I can think of two candidates,” says Pellinore.  “I can’t offer up an opinion on which of the two would be a better choice, however.  The … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book III Chapter XI

TW: nonconsensual sex. Right, now, Tor and Abellus are taking a little break from their fight.  Tor is pretty clearly winning, but Abellus has refused to surrender. “Tor!  Tor!” someone else is shouting.  Someone is riding up, in fact. “Oh, … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book III, Chapter III continued and Chapter IV

Trigger warning: mention of rape   “Pellinore… Pellinore…” Arthur takes a moment to place the name.  “Oh, that guy!  The one who stole my horse and then killstealed King Lot!  He’s a jerk!” cries Arthur. “Still, a fine knight and … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book III Chapter III

Trigger warning: mention of rape   Double-length chapter today!  Actually the chapter is the usual length but I’m unpacking it more than usual. So all of Camelot/London is one big festival, what with Arthur getting married, and in wanders these … Continue reading →