King


    1. King Arthur's Bed

      A natural feature on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, once supposed to have been Arthur's place of repose.


    2. King Arthur's Chapel

      A chamber at Tintagel.

      Its outline is difficult to trace. A stone covered in moss inscribed with illegible writing has often been referred to as the altar stone of the chapel, but is more likely to have been carved by John Northampton, a former Lord Mayor of London, who was imprisoned at Tintagel by Richard II (reigned 1377-99).


    3. King Arthur's Footprint

      A footprint-like indentation at Tintagel, presumably once thought to be the print of Arthur's foot.


    4. King Arthur's Hall

      Megalithic remains on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, associated in folklore with Arthur.


    5. King Arthur's Hunting Lodge

      Arthur was supposed to have used this hill fort as his headquarters when hunting on Goos Moor (Cornwall).


    6. King of Logres, Daughter of the

      In the romance of Tyolet, it was she who required a knight to cut off the foot of a white stag. This challenge was taken up successfully by Tyolet, who became the husband of the unnamed daughter of the king.


    7. King of Love

      An enigmatic figure in Andreasís De Amore. The King of Love wrote the thirty-one "Rules of Love" onto a parchment, which fell into the hands of an unnamed "Briton" knight when he won a hawk from Arthurís court. Like Father Time or Mother Nature, the "King of Love" is more metaphorical than corporeal.


    8. King of Suffering

      A potentate of an unnamed land. He was so called because each day, one of his sons had to be sacrificed to a cave-dwelling beast. After their deaths, they would be revived, only to be killed again only a few days later.

      The King and his sons were relieved of their torment when Peredur killed the beast and ended the ritual.


    9. King of the Isles

      A lord who Arthur decided to subjugate. He sent Gawain and Sir Hunbaut to the King of the Islesí court to demand the lordís submission. The two knights delivered their message and left hastily.

      The father of Biautei (Beautť), whose hand was won by Gawain when the latter managed to unsheathe the sword Honoree.


    10. King of the Lake

      In Malory, a knight appointed by Arthur to the Round Table after the battle of the Humber.

      The same character is called Lach by the Post-Vugate Suite du Merlin.


    11. King of the Red City

      A nobleman who fought at Arthurís tournament at Tenebroc. He was defeated in combat by Erec.


    12. King of the Valley

      One of five kings that invaded Britain at the begging of Arthurís reign. Arthurís forces slew him and his allies at the battle of the Humber River.


    13. King of the Watch

      A nobleman who lodged Gawain while the latter was on a quest for the Grail Sword. The King made Gawain promise to return and show him the sword once Gawain had obtained it. When Gawain kept his promise, the King of the Watch stole the sword, but priests made him return it.


    14. King's Fortress

      A Frankish castle on the Humber river, near the border of Sorelois, where Lancelot and Galehaut once lodged.


    15. King with a Hundred Knights
      King of the Hundred Knights, Roi des Cent Chevaliers | Aguigens, Aguignier, Aguigniez, Aguysans, Barant, Berrant le Apres, Heraut, Malaguin, Malaguins, Malaguis, Malauguin, Malaguins, Maleginis, Margon

      He first appears in the Prose Lancelot, although Ulrich von Zatzikhoven mentions a king named Ritschart, who is said to have 100 knights. The Kingís actual name varies from story to story: Lancelot calls him Malaguin (Maleginis); the Third Continuation of Chrťtienís Perceval gives him the name Margon; in the Prose Tristan, his proper name is Heraut. Malory gives his name once as Berrant le Apres and once as Barant le Apres (the alternative spelling may be the result of the editor's work), Malory also tells us that although his knights numbered only 100, but he kept them "extremely fine in appearance at all points".

      He pledged 4,000 mounted men of arms to the rebellion. Two knights before the battle of Bedegraine, this monarch

      met a wonder dream ... that there blew a great wind, and blew down their castles and their towns, and after that came a water and bare it all away. All that heard of the sweven [dream] said it was a token of great battle.

      A valiant and bold king who plagued Arthur at the beginning of Arthurís reign. He was a "passing good man and young".

      Variously identified as the sovereign of Malehaut, Estrangorre, Guzilagne, Piacenza, or part of Logres. He acquitted himself well in the battle at Bedegraine - where Arthur was victorious - and did not join Lot's later rebellion, going over to Arthur's side instead and becoming a member of the Round Table.

      He eventually allied with Arthur in order defeat the invading Saxons, and he participated in Arthurís war against Rome. Later, however, he was conquered by lord Galehaut, and he joined Galehautís war against Arthur. When Arthur and Galehaut forged a truce, the King again submitted to Arthurís rule and became a Knight of the Round Table.

      He had a son named Maranz and a daughter named Landoine, both of whom were saved from a pack of robbers by Sir Bors. He loved the Queen of North Wales and Isolde. The Italian I Due Tristani says that he came from Piacenza and he married Riccarda, Galehautís sister. La Tavola Ritonda describes his death at the battle of Lerline, fighting alongside King Amoroldo of Ireland.

      Vulgate II gives his country, or perhaps his city, as Malahaut, suggesting the Lady of Malohaut may have been his vice-regent or vassal. He had a son named Marant and a daughter named Landoine, and was an ally of Duke Galeholt, one of the two allies Galeholt loved and trusted most. He seems to be one of the more important minor characters.

      Pondering on his title and on the fact that he must have had many more than a hundred knights at his command, I wonder if this monarch might not have kept a table something like Arthur's, perhaps even round, which seated a hundred. Since Arthur had got the Round Table from King Leodegrance, who had got it from Uther Pendragon, the King of the Hundred Knights would have had Uther's or Leodegrance's example for such a table.


      See also
      Aguysans | The Legend of King Arthur