Le Morte d'Arthur - Book 11 Summary & Analysis

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Book 11 Summary

This book portrays the conception of Galahad, Launcelot's son. Predictions about the finding of the Holy Grail are made. Percivale and Aglovale, Lamorak's brothers, are major characters.

Galahad is the son of Elaine, King Pelles' daughter. Pelles is cousin to Joseph of Arimathea and has possession of the Holy Grail, which is shown to Launcelot. Pelles says that when the Grail comes around, the Round Table will be broken.

Brisen, an enchantress, fools Launcelot into thinking Elaine is Guenever, and he sleeps with her. The prediction is made that the child Elaine conceives that night, Galahad, will achieve the Holy Grail and sit in the Seat Perilous at the Round Table.

Sir Bors is also at the castle and has dreams and many adventures. Bors is a good knight, and a virgin "save one," and he is sent back to Launcelot to tell him of King Pelles...

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