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Aesclamor, Eastrangore, Estraigorre, Estrangoire, Estrangore, Estrangorre, Estrangort, Estrangot, Estregor, Estrangort, Estragos, Estragot, Estregor, Estregorre, Strangore, Strangorre, Strangort, Strangot

A variant name applied to Ille Estrange, the kingdom of Vagor of the Strange Island.

One of the several kingdoms in rebellion against Arthur in the early days of his reign. It bordered on North Wales and Cambenic. The Vulgate Merlin gives two separate rulers of the city-state: Caradoc Shortarm, King of Estrangor, and Brandegorre (Brandegoris) King of Stranggore; and the Vulgate Lancelot calls the King with a Hundred Knights its lord. This confusion may be resolved by making Estrangorre a country and Estrangort a city, but the names are not used this way consistently.

A tournament was held here where twelve knights swore fealty to King Brandegoris’ daughter.

Arthur became overlord by treaty. It was also the home of the knight Gaswain.

Karados might be identified with Malory’s Cador of Cornwall, the father of Constantine, who became king after Arthur.

Erec | Chrétien de Troyes, late 12th century
Lancelot do Lac | 1215-1220
Vulgate Lancelot | 1215-1230
Vulgate Merlin | 1220-1235
Arthour and Merlin | Late 13th century
Le Morte Darthur | Sir Thomas Malory, 1469-1470