The story of Gawaine
And The Green Knight will be told at Kenilworth Castle today and tomorrow as part of English Heritage's expanded winter events programme.
78: "Sir Gawaine
would no mercy have but unlaced his helm to have stricken off his head.
, who died in 2003, had amassed a fairytale collection of rarities from the time of Queen Victoria to the present.
Nearly pounds 3million was raised at Sotheby's in London yesterday, three quarters of the way through the latest releases from the collection of the late Sir Gawaine
Instead, the school's headmaster decides to take Gawaine
under his wing and train him to slay the countless dragons plaguing the countryside that year.
When we had our son Gawaine
, now 20, our family was complete.
Those mentioned most often include Lancelot, Gawaine
, Galahad, Geraint (or Erec), Gareth, Gaheris, Bors, Bedivere, Percivale (or Perceval), Kay, Lamorak, Tristan (known for his tragic affair with Isolde), Yvain (or Ywain or Owain), and the brothers Balin and Balan.
is wroth as well, because his brother let Lamorak escape instead of slaying him unarmed.
The subtitle is probably a fairer reflection of the volume's contents than the title; the book is divided into four main sections of literature (subdivided into 'Literatura tradicional', 'Literatura caballeresca', 'Literatura edificante', and 'Literaturas no castellanas'), philosophy, institutions, and 'Representacion del Mundo'; this classification is occasionally rather nominal, since Juan Carlos Rodriguez's study of Sir Gawaine
and the Greene Knight is in the section on chivalric rather than non-Castilian literature, while the latter section includes Ana Castano's study of peninsular commentaries on Dante, although these include Castilian work.
Also, there are literary references to the button in the twelfth-century Chanson de Roland, Gawaine
and the Green Knight (1340), Langland's Piers Plowman (1377) and in Shakespeare's plays.
THE mediaeval tale of Sir Gawaine
and the Green Knight will be retold at a special event at Kenilworth Castle.
At a recent record sale at Sotheby's of Sir Gawaine
Baillie's philatelic collection lot 79, a mint block of four 1840 Two Pence Blue stamps, fetched pounds 120,750, pounds 40,750 more than the high estimate of pounds 80,000.
The late Sir Gawaine
Baillie's collection of more than 100,000 stamps is said to be the most important to be sold in more than 50 years.
Baillie raced alongside famous names such as Stirling Moss andJackie Stewart in the 1950s and 1960s, but kept far quieter about his real passion.
On the allusive level, the lieutenant's speech echoes that of Sir Gawaine
and Sir Gareth in Malory 20.