The Quest of the Holy Grail charts relate events in the medieval French romance commonly known as the Vulgate Quest and in other romances based on it which vary the relation of events.
The order of telling mainly follows the Post-Vulgate Quest account which breaks up some of the threads followed in the Vulgate Quest for more chronological precision. Versions of the Quest, including that in Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur, which essentially retell the standard Vulgate Quest are placed in that column to keep the number of columns to a minimum.
The Galahad quest of manuscript 12599 which appears in Löseth 293_a–298_a is too confused to include in these charts.
I currently do not have access to volume 2 of Fanni Bogdanow’s edition of the Post-Vulgate Quest and have instead referenced Martha Asher’s translation of the same work in Noris J. Lacy’s Lancelot-Grail.
Bademagu wrongly takes a shield from an abbey and is wounded by a white knight. Galahad takes the shield and is told its history by the white knight.
QG 9–10; TrP 18–27; Mal. XIII.9–11bα
398 a a
Galahad lifts a tombstone and expels a demon. He dubs his squire Meliant. Meliant and Galahad separate.
QG 11; TrP 28–36; Mal. XIII.11bβ–12
Meliant is wounded in battle. A monk explains the meaning of the adventure.
QG 12abα; TrP 37–42aα; Mal. XIII.13–14bα
Galahad and Yvain the Adulterate are guests of Dalides’ father. Dalides and his father kill themselves.
Adventures of Galahad, Gawain, Dodinel, Bohort, and Kay. The Bizarre Beast. The white stag.
Yvain the Adulterate and Girflet wounded by the Knight of the Questing Beast. Dodinel and Asgares the Sad wounded by Tristan.
Galahad and Bohort in the house of King Brutus whose daughter kills herself for love of Galahad.
Galahad and Bohort chase the Questing Beast and meet Palamedes and his father Esclabor the Unknown.
Galahad battles seven brother knights at the Castle of Maidens.
QG 13; TrP 41aβ–49; Mal. XIII.14bβ–15
398 a b
Gawain, Gaheriet, and Yvain slay the seven brother knights. A hermit explains the meaning of the adventure.
QG 14; TrP 50–56; Mal. XIII.16
Adventures of Tristan in the quest according to Tavola Ritondo.Edit
Adventures of Tristan in the quest according to Tavola Ritondo.
Tristan and Lancelot slay many knights and three giants but are beaten in a tournament by Galahad.
Tristan and Lancelot slay two giants in the Perilous Valley. Lancelot rests to heal his wounds.
Tristan meets Palamedes and they agree to fight at Merlin’s Stone. Palamedes for fear does not come but Tristan meets Lancelot who chances to come there. Tristan is apparently killed by the wizard knight Fellone who imprisons Lancelot but eventually defeats Fellone.
Tristan and Lancelot slay Count Sebio and Christen his followers. Tristan and Lancelot separate.
Tristan meets Helys who is also in love with Yseult. Then Palamedes turns up and then Dinadan and then Galahad who battles Tristan. Discovering who they have been fighting, both make peace. Tristan lies wounded for two months and sends Dinadan to Joyous Gard to inform Yseult of his whereabouts.
Yseult reads the letter and sends one in return. Tristan will not fight Claudin who is defending a bridge as he has already agreed to fight for a damsel. Meanwhile, at Joyous Gard, Gawain appears and insults Yseult and is unhorsed by Erec.
Erec, aided by Galahad, Bliobleheris, and Hector, slays Senehar, the enemy of his hostess Enide, and takes her to wife.
422–435; 437 a
Eugenes of Gaul attaches himself to Galahad. Galahad defeats Claudin.
436–440; 438 a
Warned of an ambush by Assanon the brother of Senehar, Galahad, alone defeats forty knights and kills Assanon. but is captured by Brehu the Merciless. One of his squires escapes.
Tristan defends his damsel against Palamedes.
Tristan is imprisoned by a knight whose son he has killed. Palamedes rescues him.
Eugenes rescues Galahad. Then battles between Galahad with Tristan and Palamedes are interrupted.
Tristan accompanies the Knight of the Red Shield who is unknown to him and who is to fight a battle on behalf of his brother. Brehu the Merciless flees from Gawain.
The Knight of the Red Shield borrows Tristan’s sword, shield, and helm for his duel with Lancelot. Another knight is revealed to be guilty and the duel is called off. The Knight of the Red Shield reveals himself to be Brunor the Black. They return to Joyous Gard. Palamedes joins them.
Lancelot, believing Tristan intended to battle him, in turn intends to kill Tristan. Learning the truth he makes peace with Tristan.
War between Ireland and North Wales involving Tristan and Lancelot.
Galahad and Tristan ride together and meet with Palamedes who borrows the shield of Hebes the Renowned. Tristan challenges Hebes.
Tristan kills Hebes and fights Palamedes. Bliobleheris makes peace. Palamedes rescues Tristan at the Castle Lespar. Galahad rescues both Tristan and Palamedes.
Galahad at King Pelles’ castle. Galahad knocks down Pelles’ son Eliezer.
Galahad spends the night with a hermit. A maiden leads him to a castle by the sea.
QG 63bα; Mal. XVII.1bβ–2aα
Galahad cures a madwoman.
Galahad and Bliobleheris slay Taulas of the Wilderness-land and his four cousins and then three other envious knights. Galahad heals a lady afflicted with leprosy.
Galahad and the maiden, who is Perceval’s sister, join Perceval and Bohort on the ship which is the Ship of Faith. Perceval’s sister relates its history and the history of Solomon’s Bed and the Sword of the Strange Straps.
QG 63bβ–72; Mal. XVII.2aβ–7
Galahad, Perceval, and Bohort meet Caiaphas.
The Companions liberate Carcelois Castle and witness the death of Count Ernol.
QG 73; Mal. XVII.8–9aα
A white stag changes into a man, and a priest explains its meaning.
QG 74; Mal. XVII.9aβb
The leper woman is cured with blood from Perceval’s sister. who dies.
QG 75; Mal. XVII.10–11
Perceval and Galahad witness divine punishment and decide to separate.
QG 76; Mal. XVII.12
King Mark’s abduction of Yseult and his war against Arthur Edit
King Mark’s abduction of Yseult and his war against Arthur
King Mark abducts Yseult, invades Logres, and besieges King Arthur in Camelot.
Combat of Arthur the Less and Palamedes. They meet Galahad. Galahad is overthrown by Guiglain.
Galahad frees the spirit of Simeon.
QG 80bα; Mal. IX.16b
Defeat of King Mark by Galahad, Esclabor, and Arthur the Less.
King Mark fails in an attempt to poison Galahad.
Galahad confounds the envy of Gawain and three of his brothers and other knights, then rides off with Hector and Meraugis.
Galahad, Hector, and Meraugis at the Castle of Treachery.
Beginning of the voyage of Lancelot. Tristan learns that Mark has abducted YseultEdit
Beginning of the voyage of Lancelot. Tristan learns from that Mark has abducted Yseult
Voyage of Lancelot in which he meets an old man.
QG 77a; Mal. XVII.13a
Tristan learns of Yseult’s abduction by King Mark and sorrows greatly.