Royal Minster


A nunnery in Gaul to which Elaine of Benwick (Lancelot’s mother) fled after her husband died and her land was conquered by King Claudas. She was soon joined by her sister-in-law, Evaine, widow of King Bors, when Claudas conquered Gannes.

She founded this minster and convent in BenwickFrance, on the hill where the French Damsel of the Lake had taken the infant Lancelot.

Evaine died at the Royal Minster after receiving a vision in which she saw her sons, Lionel and Bors, and Elaine’s son, Lancelot, in the safe care of the Lady of the Lake.


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