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Langstaff, Lancelot

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Lancelot Andrewes (1555—1626) bishop of Winchester

Lancelot Coelson (c. 1627—1687) astrologer and medical practitioner

Lancelot Brown (1716—1783) landscape gardener and architect

 

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In Arthurian legend, the most famous of Arthur's knights, father of Galahad; he is one of the most significant figures of the cycle, since it is the revelation of his adulterous love for Guinevere that forces him into exile and allows the traitor Mordred opportunity to rebel against Arthur.

Lancelot is seen as a type of flawed courage; he is one of Arthur's greatest knights, but he is not judged pure enough to find the Holy Grail which will be his son's reward.

Subjects: Literature — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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