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Burletta of the Desert

Burlette Della Diserta

A knight who fell in love with Gaia Pulcella (Pulzella Gaia), the daughter of Morgan le Fay, and kidnapped her from the castle of Palaus.

Lancelot came across Burletta trying to rape the maiden and rescued her. Burletta set out to avenge this disgrace, but ran across Tristan before he found Lancelot. Tristan defeated him in combat and ordered him to go to Camelot and to surrender to Lancelot. Rather than surrender to his enemy, Burletta threw himself in a river and drowned.

La Tavola Ritonda | 1325–1350