Hours of Arming

Beast Fables - Comic 28 - Thorn, ever the poet, describes Rey as a glorious knight

Medieval Moment: The Pearl Poet spends an inordinate amount of time on describing Gawain’s armour. From the Pentangle on his shield to Gringalot’s (his horse) reins, it’s a very VERY long section. I’ve often wondered why this poet in particular spends so much time on what we might consider mundane descriptions, and I think he just had an interest in (or was personally associated with) knighthood. They say to write what you know…