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Camille of Orkney

The daughter of the pagan British King Orcant of Orkney.

She found Peter, a follower of Joseph of Arimathea, wounded near her father’s castle. Taking pity on him, she arranged for a Christian in her father’s prison to be released long enough to heal Peter.

Peter later championed her father against King Luce; his victory secured Orcant and Camille’s conversion to Christianity. Camille and Peter married and had a son named Herlan.

Gawaine was one of their descendants.

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