Morte Arthur

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(The Stanzaic Morte Arthur), a late 14th‐cent. poem from the North‐West Midlands in 3,834 lines of eight‐lined rhyming stanzas, surviving in one manuscript, and the source (directly or indirectly) for the sections in Malory leading up to and dealing with the death of Arthur. It deals with Launcelot's love affairs with Guinevere and the Maid of Astolat, with Arthur's last battles, and with the king's being borne away to Avalon.

Subjects: Literature.

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