Urre of Hungary

Urry of Hungary, Urry of the Mount

Urre was a

good knight in the land of Hungary ... and he was an adventurous knight, and in all places where he might hear of any deeds of worship there would he be.

In Spain he slew an earl’s son, Sir Alphegus, in tournament. In the fight Urre himself received seven great wounds, three on the head, four on the body and left hand. (Might he have been a left-hander?) Alphegus’ mother, a sorceress, enchanted Urre so that his wounds would never heal until searched (probed, or touched) by the best knight of the world.

Urre’s mother took him in a horse litter, and with his sister Felelolie and a page to take care of the horses, they searched seven years through “all lands christened” for the best knight of the world, coming at last to Arthur’s court at Carlisle. Urre submitted to being handled by every knight of the Round Table then on hand – a hundred and ten of them – before Lancelot returned from an adventure and healed him.

Soon thereafter Urre was made a knight of the Round Table, and his sister married Sir Lavaine, who was elected to the Table at the same time.

And this Sir Urre would never go from Sir Launcelot, but he and Sir Lavaine awained evermore upon him; and they were in all the court accounted for good knights, and full desirous in arms; and many noble deeds they did, for they would have no rest, but ever sought adventures.

Urre accompanied Lancelot into exile and was made Earl of Estrake.