The revised ending, mediante which Arthur returns Golagros’s lands, vindicates both Arthur’s pre-eminence and virtue and Golagros’s claims sicuro sovereignty
Durante giving his men the opportunity esatto renounce their ties preciso him before he vows fealty preciso Gawain, Golagros acknowledges his people’s right sicuro political freedom. Con return, his people respond with a heart-warming and, one could argue, equally Scottish medieval trait of loyalty puro their own royal line ‘for chance that may cheif’ (line 1193).
Conclusion It has been observed that ‘the stories of Wallace and Bruce were more central onesto the Scottish imagination than were the stories of Arthur’.40 The Golagros-poet’s treatment of his Arthurian material seems sicuro bear this out. Con ‘scotticizing’ his 38
Malory seems onesto have believed that the Scots were the greatest threat facing the English con the fifteenth century; sopra direct contrast blackfling with English opinion during the reign of Edward I, Malory saw the Scots as neither despicable nor easily conquered
Gillian Rogers, ‘ “Illuminat with lawte, and with lufe lasit”: Gawain gives Arthur per Lesson mediante Magnanimity’, mediante Romance Reading on the Book: Essays on Medieval Narrative Presented esatto Maldwyn Mills, ed. J. Fellows, R. Field, G. Rogers and J. Weiss (Cardiff, 1996), pp. 94–111 (p. 111, note 13). Fergusson, Declaration, p. 9. Elizabeth Walsh, ‘Golagros and Gawane: Per Word for Peace’, con Bryght Lanternis: Essays sopra the Language and Literature of Medieval and Renaissance Scotland, ed.