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was sir Lancelot stronger and better than king Arthur?

i have many books/novels on Arthurian legend, but never read any of them, i do plan on reading them at some juncture.

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  • j153e
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Mary Stewart's "The Merlin Trilogy" is good.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Read The Mabinogion, the ancient Welsh text, which details how they engaged in combat, and how Lancelot shoved a naga devil chili pepper up Arthur's round table. And, verily, a loud wailing and gnashing of teeth was heard across the land. 

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  • Ludwig
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    I used to live near Clapham Juncture, and it is commonly supposed that Sir Lancelot was buried there; In the same way that it is known that the British rebel leader 'boudicca' lies beneath what is now Kings Cross Station

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  • JerryL
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    i recamend the squire tale then any other book in that series you can read out of order its great trilogy

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  • 2 months ago

    In the old (e.g. Welsh) Arthurian stories, Arthur is a cad.

    In the later (French-influenced) stories we find Lancelot

    and we find a much more civilized Arthur.

    In these stories

    Lancelot is the premier knight as far as skill in jousting goes

    - exception: Galahad, who had God on his side, but Galahad is only running about jousting for a little bit of the story

    but Lance does the unthinkable: he treasonously beds Arthur's wife.

    So: in these later stories Arthur is typically viewed as more loyal than Lance

    one might say: more righteous than Lance

    but not more skilled in battle than Lance.

    HIGHLY recommend that you first read

    - The Sword in the Stone (T H White)

    before you read ANY other Arthurian book.

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  • Marli
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    I don't know if he was stronger or better than King Arthur but he was younger.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Apparently he had an impressive weapon.

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