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Waldin of the Fearsome Vale


A strong knight who assisted his cousin or uncle, King Angusel of Scotland, in repelling an invasion of Saxons.

Waldin loved the Lady Lore of Branlant and he besieged her castle, the Narrow Wood, intending to force her into marriage. According to the Vulgate Merlin, he managed to conquer it, but the Livre d’Artus says that Gawain defeated him and sent him to Arthur’s court, where he became a Knight of the Round Table.

See also
Fearsome Vale | The Legend of King Arthur

Vulgate Merlin | 1220-1235
Le Livre d’Artus | Early 13th century
Arthour and Merlin | Late 13th century