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Percival, Sir

by Micha F. Lindemans
The Knight of the Round Table who, according to Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, finally won sight of the Holy Grail. He was the son of Sir Pellinore and brother of Sir Lamorak. In the earlier French romances he has no connection with the Grail, but here he sees the lance, dripping with blood, and the severed head surrounded by blood on a dish.

The French version of the romance is by Chrétien de Troyes (12th century), which formed the basis of Sebastian Evans's The High History of the Holy Graal (1893).


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    Perceval

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