Guinevere

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(Arthurian legend) wife of King Arthur

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In Peredur, the assault on Gwenhwyvar is not only an insult to her but a grievous affront to her husband the king and, while she is not slain, could even be considered a direct violation of his protection insofar as the stranger knight has penetrated Arthur's hall and assaulted his closest dependent.
She is, for example, the Guanhumara of Geoffrey of Monmouth, the early Irish Finnabair, the Welsh Gwenhwyvar.
1) The Welsh vengeance-quest of Peredur begins when a knight-errant enters Arthur's home (the court) and assaults Arthur's wife Queen Gwenhwyvar.