SMC226H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Roman De Brut, Abbeytown, Lanval

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Chronicon by ralph of coggeshall describes this event happening in 1191: Glasto(cid:374)(cid:271)ur(cid:455); dis(cid:272)o(cid:448)er(cid:455) of a (cid:272)offi(cid:374) i(cid:374)s(cid:272)ri(cid:271)ed (cid:862)here lies the fa(cid:373)ous ki(cid:374)g arthur (cid:271)uries i(cid:374) the isla(cid:374)d of a(cid:448)alo(cid:374)(cid:863) Glastonbury is an abbey town in the south of england, somerset; where the grail ended up (cid:862)(cid:272)offi(cid:374) fla(cid:374)ked (cid:271)(cid:455) t(cid:449)o a(cid:374)(cid:272)ie(cid:374)t p(cid:455)ra(cid:373)ids(cid:863) Areas of glastonbury have been claimed as avalon. Not famous, nor a king by the time he died if he existed. The instruction of a prince by gerald of wales; welsh and norman. Des(cid:272)ri(cid:271)es the sa(cid:373)e e(cid:448)e(cid:374)t of the dis(cid:272)o(cid:448)er(cid:455) of arthur(cid:859)s (cid:272)offi(cid:374), (cid:271)ut (cid:374)ot (cid:271)(cid:455) a(cid:272)(cid:272)ide(cid:374)t. Henry ii/plantagenet had told the monks they would find the body, because he heard it from an ancient britain: credible sour(cid:272)e, like geoffre(cid:455)(cid:859)s a(cid:374)(cid:272)ie(cid:374)t (cid:271)ook i(cid:374) the british la(cid:374)guage a literary device. Edward i reburied arthur almost 100 years later, and this abbey was destroyed later. This text attributes some visions and revelations to the discovery.

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