Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XI, Chapter 7

Elaine, out in Castle Corbin, hears about this party, and figures it would be a terrific opportunity to bring baby Galahad to Camelot, and introduce him to his father, and so on.  A dutiful daughter, she asks her father for … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book X, Chapters 84 to 86

The next morning Safere and Palomides ride out from Epinogris’s castle together.  Before they’ve gone very far they pass another castle.  This castle is all done up for mourning (Malory doesn’t explain what this looks like, so I’m imagining black … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book X, Chapters 70 to 80

Okay, you know what?  There’s ten more chapters of this Lonazep tournament, and I’ve already spent more time on it than I would have liked.  So today’s entry is a highlight reel!   When Tristran runs away to change clothes, … 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 65 and 66

At Joyous Gard Tristram, Palomides, Dinadan, and Gareth spend some time just chilling.  They’re planning on attending the big tournament at Lonazep that keeps getting mentioned, but they’re in no hurry.  Palomides and Tristram go out riding a lot.  One … 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 X, Chapters 57 to 59

So Dinadan goes out looking for Tristram, again, and finds him, again, before too long.  Due to Tristram’s new face-concealing helmet, Dinadan doesn’t recognize him, again.  But this time he does recognize that helmet!  It’s a distinctive helmet. “Hey, you!” … Continue reading →