Howard Pyle's The
Champions of the Round Table
The Story of Sir Tristram and Sir Lamorack
And now shall be told the story of Sir Tristram and Sir Lamorack of Gales,
how they became brothers-in-arms; how Sir Lamorack took offence at Sir Tristram,
and how they became reconciled again.
But first of all you must know that Sir Lamorack of Gales was deemed to be
one of the greatest knights alive. For it was said that there were three knights
that were the greatest in all of the world, and those three were Sir Launcelot
of the Lake, Sir Tristram of Lyonesse, and Sir Lamorack of Gales.
Sir Lamorack was the son of King Pellinore, of whom it hath already been told
in the Book of King Arthur that he was the greatest knight during that time; and
he was the brother of Sir Percival, of whom it is to be told hereinafter that he
was the peer even of Sir Launcelot of the Lake. So because that house produced
three such great and famous knights, the house of King Pellinore hath always
been singularly renowned in all histories of chivalry. For indeed there was not
any house so famous as it saving only the house of King Ban of Benwick, which
brought forth those two peerless knights beyond all compare:--to wit, Sir
Launcelot of the Lake and Sir Galahad, who achieved the quest of the San
So I hope that you may find pleasure in the story of how Sir Tristram and Sir
Lamorack became acquainted, and of how they became brothers-in-arms.