knight of the Round Table in fiction

Gareth was one of the Knights of the Round Table in King Arthur's Court. In Sir Thomas Mallory's classic story, Le Morte D'Arthur ( French for "the death of Arthur"), Gareth is given the nickname of "Beaumains" by Sir Kay. After one year, Gareth revealed his identity as Sir Gawain's brother and went on a quest as a gift from Arthur.

Sir Gareth Beaumains defeating the Red Knight, by Arthur Rackham

He was named a knight by Sir Lancelot after a jousting and sword fighting challenge. He dies in the same story, which is the last in the series.[1]

References change

  1. Norris J. Lacy, ed. and trans., Lancelot-Grail: The Death of Arthur, Volume 7 of Lancelot-Grail: The Old French Arthurian Vulgate and Post-Vulgate in Translation, Boydell & Brewer Ltd, 2010, p. 69. ISBN 9780859917704.