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32 Pages

The Rise of Gawain, Nephew of Arthur

ByMildred Leake Day

The Rise of Gawain, Nephew of Arthur (De ortu Waluuanii nepotis Arthuri) tells the story of Gawain’s birth, boyhood, and early adventures. It ends with Gawain being received by King Arthur and acclaimed as the pre-eminent knight of the realm. Other Arthurian works tell of Gawain’s parentage and training in Rome-Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia Regum Britanniae, Wace’s Roman de Brut, Layamon’s Brut, Enfances Gauvain, Perlesvaus-but The Rise of Gawain, Nephew of Arthur, written in medieval Latin, is the only complete source.