Landesmores, Landemeure

A Scottish castle and land found in several French romances.

In Guillaume le Clerc’s FergusPerceval hunts a white stag in the region. In Gliglois, it is the home castle of Beauté, a maiden loved by both Gawain and his squire, Gliglois. At Beauté’s request, Gliglois was knighted at Landemore, and he became lord of the castle upon marrying her.

Both Meraugis de Portlesguez and La Vengeance Raguidel mention a Lady of Landemore, present at several tournaments. All texts may refer to a series of foothills south of the Firth of Forth known as the Lammermoor Hills.