Modern Prose Stories of Sir Lancelot
In more modern books, we can see how the interpretation of Sir Lancelot has
- "The Once and Future King" is T. H. White's retelling of the
King Arthur legends. In White's book Lancelot is introverted, described as
- "The Mists of Avalon" by Marion Zimmer Bradley shows Lancelot
to be bisexual with both a love for Guinevere and a lust for Arthur.
- "The Warlord Chronicles" by Bernard Cornwell is an historical
fiction trilogy in which Lancelot is shown as a cowardly traitor. Cornwell
puts forward the hypothesis that Lancelot tried to spin history, by bribing
poets to give him credit for the heroic deeds of others. Lancelot later joins
the Saxons to fight against Arthur. He is executed after of the Battle of
- "Pendragon Cycle" by Stephen R. Lawhead portrays Llencelyn (Lancelot)
as the champion and foster-brother of Gwenhwyvar (Guinevere), and Irish to
boot. He dies during the battle of Camlann defending Gwenhwyvar against the
- "The Camulod Chronicles" by Jack Whyte refers to Lancelot as
"Clothar the Frank"
- "The Last Defender of Camelot" by Roger Zelazny's makes Lancelot
immortal by Merlin's magic. Merlin later comes to the immortal Lancelot in
the 20th Century to ask him to bring King Arthur back to life.
- "The Wicked Day" by Mary Stewart does not feature Lancelot, but
gives his role as Arthur champion knight and Guinevere's lover to Bedwyr (Bedivere).
- "The Fionavar Tapestry" , part of Guy Gavriel Kay's trilogy,
puts Lancelot alongside Arthur and Guinevere.
Sir Lancelot is also covered in films
Sir Lancelot, knight of the Round Table