Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XIX, Chapters 10 and 11

New story!  Once upon a time there was a Hungarian knight named Sir Urre, who fought with a Spanish knight named Sir Alphegus, at Alphegus’s father’s tournament.  Urre killed Alphegus, but Alphegus had a death-curse, on account of his mother … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book IV Chapter XV

We rejoin the tale of Morgan and her convenient knights, already in progress.  “Well,” she says, “that surely was something.  Arthur chasing after us, all mad like that…” “Yeah!” “I don’t like Arthur!” “No!  He’s scary!” “So scary!  I was … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book IV Chapter XIV

Action-packed chapter today!   Roundabout this time Accolon’s body and Arthur’s note arrive, and Morgan is all at once equal parts heartbroken, angry, and frightened.  But since she can’t let on that she cares especially about Accolon, or that Arthur … Continue reading →

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

Meanwhile Sir Accolon also comes to.  He’s neither back at Camelot nor in Damas’s prison.  Instead he’s lying precariously close to the edge of a well.  The well is artesian and there’s a lovely marble fronting and silver pipe and … 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 IV Chapter IV

Once the battle is over, King Pellinore shows up with a big pile of reinforcements. “Too late, Pellinore!” says Arthur.  “We already whupped the five kings.” Arthur’s army and Pellinore’s armies merge, and Arthur’s army does a head count and … Continue reading →