Life Lessons from King Arthur’s Court: Reblogged from A Pilgrim in Narnia

A little while ago, I reblogged A Pilgrim in Narnia gets Arthurian Overload. Now today the Pilgrim in Narnia learned a bunch of life-lessons from Arthurian sources. Enjoy!

Originally posted on A Pilgrim in Narnia:

I said a few weeks ago that I was in Arthurian Overload. I don’t want anyone to think that it hasn’t been a valuable time roaming through Logres. Indeed, I have learned a lot about life from the chivalrous knights of the Round Table and their various cohorts. Here are some life lessons—mostly drawn from the stupidest things Arthur’s knights ever did.

  1. Check first before you slay someone. It’s just a suggestion, but I can’t remember how many times it “sore repenteth” one knight or another that he slew the knight he most loved in the world. Seriously, check for ID before you cut off someone’s head.
  2. Be careful using other people’s armour. First, it might be enchanted, meaning you might be led into deeds shameful. Second, if someone is trying to kill you for a reason you can’t understand, doubling his strokes when you were just…

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About Sørina Higgins

Sørina Higgins is a PhD student in English and Presidential Scholar at Baylor University. She also serves as Chair of the Language and Literature Department at Signum University, online. Her latest publication is an academic essay collection on "The Inklings and King Arthur" (Apocryphile Press, December 2017). Her interests include British Modernism, the Inklings, Arthuriana, theatre, and magic. She holds an M.A. from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English. Sørina blogs about British poet Charles Williams at The Oddest Inkling, wrote the introduction to a new edition of Williams’s "Taliessin through Logres" (Apocryphile, 2016), and edited Williams’s "The Chapel of the Thorn" (Apocryphile, 2014). As a creative writer, Sørina has published two books of poetry, "The Significance of Swans" (2007) and "Caduceus" (2012).
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