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Ford of Blood

Gués del Sanc

A ford in Scotland where a relatively small number of Arthur’s men, led by Sir Lancelot, defeated a large force of Saxons and put them to flight.

The Saxons were led by King Hargadabran (Hargodabrans). Lancelot fought like a man possessed in the battle, and Hargadabran’s brother, Atramont, was captured.

Ford is a word for “a shallow place where water can be crossed”, a place allowing one to walk, ride or drive across.

Vulgate Lancelot | 1215-1230
Lancelot do Lac | 1215-1220