1. Marches

      The word signifies borders or border territory. We meet such characters as the Duke of the South Marches, indicating that the Marches could be political entites in themselves.

      Tentatively, the South Marches might parallel the eastern border of Devon, the Straight Marches follow the eastern border of Wales, and the North Marches extend along the southern border of Scotland.

    2. Marches, Damsel of the
      la Damoisele des Marches des lies, Des Marches, Des Marches de Selice, Des Marches de Seliile

      Apparently a sovereign in her own right, this lady was a liege of Arthur's who came to her aid when Duke Galeholt invaded her territory.