1. Boudwin
    Bodwyne, Boudin

    The good Prince Boudwin, honorable and well beloved by all the people of Cornwall, was King Mark's brother in Malory.

    Once, when the Saracens landed in Cornwall shortly after the Sessoins had gone, Boudwin "raised the country privily and hastily", put wildfire in three of his own ships, caused them to be driven among the ships of the Saracens, and so burned their entire navy. Then Boudwin and his men set on the Saracens and slew them all, to the number of forty thousands. Mark went wild with jealousy and murdered Boudwin, by stabbing him in the heart with a dagger.

    Boudwin's wife, Anglides, fled from Marks court with her young son, Alisander le Orphelin, to Magouns Castle. Alisander's son, Bellangere (Bellengerus), later avenged his grandfather's murder.

    The character seems to have been adapted from Pernehan, Mark's doomed brother in the Prose Tristan.

  2. Boudwin's Doublet and Shirt

    Boudwin was murdered by his brother, King Mark. Boudwin's widow Anglides kept the bloody garments to give her son Alisander when he grew up and was of an age to think about avenging his father.

    This is similar to Sir La Cote Male Taile's wearing the coat in which his father was murdered until he could avenge that deed.