Nightbringer | The Arthurian Online Encyclopedia

Castle of Ladies

Two entries with the name Castle of Ladies.

Castle of Ladies

Castle aux Dames

A fortress on the opposite site of the Oscure River from the Castle of Maidens. Lancelot participated in a tournament fought between the two.

The Castle of Ladies was the home of Arthur’s Sir Flaundreus (Flandrin li Brez).

Scholars often refer to Canguin Rock in Chrétien de Troyes’s Perceval as the Castle of Ladies, but the text does not use this name.

Vulgate Lancelot | 1215-1230
Le Morte Darthur | Sir Thomas Malory, 1469-1470

Castle of Ladies

Sagramore killed an evil knight named Greomar and siezed his castle, which Arthur named the Castle of Ladies. Sagremor gave the castle to Sir Laudon and his lady, Helyap.

The Formidable Knight, Greomar’s brother, later besieged the castle and was defeated by Gawain.

Le Livre d’Artus | Early 13th century