Chevalier


Chevalier | Chevalier de la Charette | Chevalier Malfait


  1. Chevalier

    There are in the narrative of the adventures of the prominent and well-known knights many others mentioned who figure more or less conspicuously in them. These knights are mostly not named, but are spoken of as "le chevalier", "vn chevalier", or "li chevaliers". It would be a gigantic task to enumerate all these anonymous knights, I have listed the more important ones.


    • Chevalier
      Whom his squire strikes three times during the mass, while the Wild Man (Merlin) laughs three times.

    • Chevalier
      Merlin in disguise.

    • Chevalier
      Father of Guinebaus' sweetheart.

    • Chevalier
      Whom Bertholai hates and kills.

    • Chevalier
      Cousin of the Lady of Roestoc, whom Eliezer succours.

    • Chevalier
      Lancelot removed a lance from his body after having sworn to take the consequences of his action. The knight is later revealed to be Trahans li Gai.

    • Chevalier
      A knight whom Lancelot meets on his way to Nohaut and who promises to show him a very beautiful damsel.

    • Chevaliers
      The two who guard the beautiful damsel mentioned in the entry above.

    • Chevalier
      Whom Lancelot defeats but allows to escape.

    • Chevalier
      Who loved the dead knight more than the one he wounded.

    • Chevalier
      Gawain's host to whom Brun sans Pitie had told falsehoods.

    • Chevalier
      Who hospitably entertains Lancelot and then falls a victim to the latter's oath.

    • Chevalier
      A third knight who loved the dead knight more than the one he wounded.

    • Chevalier
      He's heartbroken by Guinas de Blakestan, his cousin.

    • Chevalier
      The nephew of the Duke of Cambenic.

    • Chevalier
      A knight who seized Lionel's horse and blamed him.

    • Chevaliers
      Two knights who took Lionel's horse from him.

    • Chevaliers
      Two knights whom Galeholt charged to fight Gawain and Hector near l'Isle Perdue.

    • Chevaliers
      A knight who is tied to a stake after having been cruelly beaten. Another attacked Ywain and is unhorsed by him, and five others rush upon Ywain.

    • Chevalier
      He had cut a damsel's hair and is later killed by Galeshin.

    • Chevalier
      He pretends to attack Lancelot's hostess to test him.

    • Chevalier
      A knight who guards a pass but is forced to let Lancelot pass.

    • Chevaliers
      Two knights whom Lancelot vanquishes.

    • Chevalier
      He disdainfully asked for the carted knight, that is Lancelot.

    • Chevaliers
      Many 'li des prisonne' (prisoners) whom Lancelot had liberated.

    • Chevalier
      He hates Guenevere and is killed by Lancelot.

    • Chevalier
      Lancelot orders him to convey Galeholt's body to La Joyeuse Garde.

    • Chevalier
      An armed knight whom sings before a 'pavilion'.

    • Chevaliers
      Two knights whom Sagremor vanquished.

    • Chevalier
      Lord of a castle where Dodinel is a prisoner.

    • Chevalier
      Gawain fights this knight at Corbenic.

    • Chevalier
      He guards a bridge and is thrown into the water by Hector.

    • Chevalier
      He claims Ywain's horse, but is wounded and unhorsed by him.

    • Chevalier
      A knight who has taken a damsel's hawk and is overcome by Ywain.

    • Chevalier
      Mordred fights and kills this knight.

    • Chevalier
      Mordred shamefully abuses this knight's hospitality.

    • Chevalier
      Guardian of the decease of the forest. He is killed by Guerrehes.

    • Chevalier
      He illtreats his dwarf for having received Gaheriet.

    • Chevalier
      Cousin of Claudas.

    • Chevalier
      The husband's cousin of the damsel who healed Lancelot.

    • Chevalier
      The companion of the damsel who has taken the dwarf's dog.

    • Chevalier
      In the days of Uther Pendragon, he was refused a seat at the Round Table because he had received not a single wound in a year, and who contrived to die at the Round Table.

    • Chevalier
      This knight and his son refused to receive Ywain at their castle.

    • Chevalier
      He had killed a damsel's brother because he tried to fetch her hawk out of his castle.

    • Chevalier
      This knight asked Lancelot if he had seen a knight and two damsels, and Lancelot asked him if he had seen his damsel.

    • Chevalier
      A knight who drags a damsel, beats her and cuts her head off

    • Chevalier
      He kills the nephew of 'la reine de Sorestan' and desires to marry the daughter of the 'due de Rochedon'.

    • Chevaliers
      Two knights who attack Lancelot and Mordred.

    • Chevalier
      Bohort fought this knight in the Perilous Palace at Corbenic.

    • Chevaliers
      Two brothers who Lancelot fights because one of them has declined to give him the hospitality which the knight's sweetheart had conditionally offered him.

    • Chevalier
      A knight with black armor who kills a damsel the moment she asks Lancelot to help her. Lancelot kills him for his disloyalty.

    • Chevaliers
      Two knights who attack Kex the seneschal.

    • Chevaliers
      Four knights whom Lancelot, disguised in Kex's armor, vanquishes.

    • Chevalier
      Husband of the Lady of the Lake.

    • Chevalier
      Perceval and Patrides stops at this house. Perceval struck him down into the water because he was attacked by him for having cut the Chain of Patrides.

    • Chevalier
      Two brothers who hate and attack Bliant, whom the demented Lancelot defends and saves.

    • Chevalier
      Whom Lancelot in his madness cruelly attacks, whose sweetheart Bohort, Hector and Lionel meet.

    • Chevaliers
      Three knights who carry off a damsel. One of them is named Bertolle.

    • Chevalier
      A cousin of Amable, the damsel who cured Lancelot when he had drunk poisoned water.

    • Chevaliers
      Three knights who hate Lancelot for killing Belias and who attacked Lionel.

    • Chevalier
      Lover of the wife of the brother 'du Sire de la Tour Quarree'.

    • Chevalier
      A traitor whom Gawain fights and whose head he cuts off.

    • Chevalier
      He asks Meliant to give up the crown which he has taken.

    • Chevalier
      Who takes the charger from the 'varlet', whom Perceval had begged to lend it to him.

    • Chevalier
      To whom Lancelot gives La Joyeuse Garde, when he leaves Britain.

    • Chevalier
      Whom King Lot orders to carry his infant son Gawain to the hermit in the wood to be christened.

    • Chevalier
      Gaheriet fights him.

    • Chevalier
      Agravain illtreats him cruelly.

    • Chevalier
      Gawain sees him being maltreated.

    • Chevalier 'a la Manche'
      Lancelot.

    • Chevalier 'armes noircs'
      A knight with black armor which he gives to Lancelot.

    • Chevalier 'au Lyon'
      In other words, Ywain, the son of King Urien.

    • Chevalier 'de Camaalot'
      Who tells Lancelot what has happened to Queen Guenevere.

    • Chevalier 'de la Litiere'
      The host of Bagdemagus, who follows Lancelot for a long time but always accidentally misses him. He is healed by Lancelot. He is probably the one named 'de la Litiere' who carries off Lancelot's arms.

    • Chevalier 'de Logres'
      Through him Lancelot sends the magic chessboard and men to Guenevere.

    • Chevalier 'de Uter'
      He finds Merlin.

    • Chevalier 'deux de Claudas'
      He summons Guenevere's cousin to return to their king.

    • Chevalier 'del Pavilion'
      This knight's paramour falls in love with Lancelot.

    • Chevalier 'du Pavilion'
      Whom Lancelot cleaves to the teeth.


  2. Chevalier de La Charette
    'The Knight of the Carriage'

    The Knight of the Carriage, is the story where Lancelot gets this name.

    One time when he was visiting Queen Guenevere he had lost his horse and came riding in a carriage like a doomed scaffold.


    See also
    Dwarf of the Cart | The Legend of King Arthur



  3. Chevalier Malfait
    'Wicked Knight' | Chevalier Mesfait, Le Chevaler Mal Fet

    The alias adopted by Lancelot after he recovered from a period of insanity and lived alone on the Joyous Island.

    After ten years, he was coaxed back to Arthurís court by Hector and Perceval.