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Branor the Brown

Brunor the Brown

A famous knight of Uther Pendragon’s table, hailed in Palamedes.

He was the son of Ellain the Brown, the brother of Bruhalt (Bruhaut) and Hector, and the uncle of Segurant the Brown.

When he was about 120 years old, he visited Arthur’s court and defeated almost all of Arthur’s knights in joust, including ArthurLancelotPalamedes, and Gawaine.

The episode is recounted in the Greek romance Ho Presbys Hippotes, though Banor is not named.

Palamedes | c. 1240
Ho Presbys Hippotes | c. 1300