Tag Archives: Knights of the Round Table

The King’s Fool

I was surprised and delighted to discover that in Chrétien des Troyes’ tale of Perceval, King Arthur’s fool is also a prophet. Immediately, this felt important. The fool is a prophet? Or perhaps prophets are fools? I tried speaking briefly … Continue reading

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My Father’s Coat

One day a young man came to the court of King Arthur and begged to be made a knight. Although a fine looking man, he wore a tattered coat. He introduces himself as Brewnor of the Noyre, but Sir Kay … Continue reading

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Sir Gareth and Invincible Joy

Just reading Malory’s tale of Sir Gareth is enough to make your blood boil. On the Feast of Pentecost, Gareth asks King Arthur for three gifts but refuses to give his name or lineage. He is given the nick-name Beaumains … Continue reading

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