Guenever in Malory

   When Arthur came to the aid of Leodegrance against King Rience, he met Guenever and immediately fell in love with her. After he had defeated most of the rebelling kings and lords, Arthur discussed his marriage with Merlin for the barons pressed him to take a wife. Merlin desired to know if Arthur had selected a lady and Arthur answered that he loved Guenever. Merlin warns the king covertly that even though she was one of the fairest and most beautiful that Guenever was not wholesome for him and would fall for Launcelot. Knowing that Arthur's heart was set, Merlin takes a delegation and meets with Leodegrance to seal the marriage. Leodegrance is pleased and sends the Table Round with its present hundred knights and Guenever to be delivered unto Arthur. The Bishop of Canterbury was sent for and Arthur and Guenever were married in the church of Saint Stephens in Camelot. She takes her place beside Arthur as his queen and shows her power when she places a geas on Gawaine after his misadventure in the Quest for the White Hart.

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