William Morris Archive

Lancelot du Lac


Bibliographic Citation

William Morris, “Lancelot du Lac,” William Morris Archive, accessed July 16, 2024, http://morrisarchive.lib.uiowa.edu/items/show/1962.

Title

Lancelot du Lac

Alternative Title

Fragments Translated Written Out and Decorated by William Morris from Lancelot Du Lac The Saga of Howard the Halt The Heimskingla etc.

Creator

William Morris

Date

1870/1873

Publisher

Cheltenham Library and Wilson Art Museum EWL Z2

Subject

chivalry
romance

Extent

ff. 1-8, 7 with versos.

Type

translation
prose romance

Format

autograph manuscript
calligraphic manuscript

Description

Section begins: In the marches of Gaunnes of Little Britain were of old time two kings, brothers of blood, who had wedded two sisters of blood: one had to name King Ban of Benwych, and the other King Bors of Gaunnes [parents of Lancelot]. Segment ends with section of Queen Helaine.

Identifier

1991.1016.996. Z2