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Guinevere

(gwĭn`əvĭr', gwĕn`–), in Arthurian legendArthurian legend,
the mass of legend, popular in medieval lore, concerning King Arthur of Britain and his knights. Medieval Sources

The battle of Mt. Badon—in which, according to the Annales Cambriae (c.
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, wife of King Arthur. Her illicit and tragic love for Sir LauncelotLauncelot, Sir
, in Arthurian legend, bravest and most celebrated knight at the court of King Arthur. He was kidnapped as an infant by the mysterious Lady of the Lake, from whom he received his education and took his title, Launcelot of the Lake.
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, which foreshadowed the downfall of Arthur's kingdom, ends with her retirement to a convent. She also figures in several early romances and Celtic legends, her name appearing in various forms (e.g., Guanhamara, Gvenour, and Gwenhwyfars). In different versions of the Arthurian story her name appears as Guenevere and Guinever.

Guinevere

King Arthur’s unfaithful wife. [Br. Lit.: Le Morte d’Arthur]
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and there recommend me unto Queen Guenever, and tell her that I send her word that there be within this land but four lovers, that is, Sir Launcelot du Lake and Queen Guenever, and Sir Tristram de Liones and Queen Isoud.
18: "When King Arthur understood the letter, he mused of many things, and thought on his sister's words, Queen Morgan le Fay, that she had said betwixt Queen Guenever and Sir Launcelot.
And when Queen Guenever saw Sir Dinadan brought so among them all, then she laughed that she fell down, and so did all that there were.
133: "So the noise sprang in Arthur's court that Launcelot had gotten a child upon Elaine, the daughter of King Pelles, wherefore Queen Guenever was wroth, and gave many rebukes to Sire Launcelot, and called him "false knight.
Third, the war incited between Launcelot and Arthur "was noised through all Christendom, and at the last it was noised afore the Pope," who charges Arthur "upon pain of interdicting of all England, that he take his queen dame Guenever unto him again, and accord with Sir Launcelot.
Thus are the lives of Elaine, Lancelot and Queen Guenever tied together by unfaithfulness and deception.
By Guenever Aldrich, PE and Wilfredo Lopez-Morales--April-June 2016