Sir Gawain

Meet some of King Arthur’s Knights before you join them at the 2010 Sarasota Medieval Fair.

Sir Gawain

Gawain will be played by Bruce Lafollette

Gawain is commonly said to be Arthur’s nephew. His parents were Lot of Orkney and Morgause, and when Lot dies, Gawain becomes the head of the Orkney clan, which includes his brothers Agravain, Gaheris, and Gareth, and his half-brother Mordred.

Gawain is the hero of several tales, and the exemplar of courtesy and chivalry, as he is in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. The accidental death of Gawain’s brothers at Sir Lancelot’s hands caused Gawain, one of the mightiest warriors at court, to become the bitter enemy of his once greatest friend. He was mortally wounded in a fight with Lancelot who, it is said, lay for two nights weeping at Gawain’s tomb. Before his death, Gawain repented of his bitterness towards Lancelot and forgave him.

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