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Green Knight/Sir Bertilak de Hautdesert


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(Birtwistle: Gawain). Bass. Challenges the members of Arthur's court to bestow a blow on his neck with an axe, on condition that he can return the compliment a year later. Is decapitated by Gawain, who later arrives at his castle en route to meet the Green Knight, not knowing that he and his host are one and the same man. Created (1991) by John Tomlinson.

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