Sir Bors the Younger, Solomon Tiberius, circa 570s-600s, is better known than King Bors throughout Arthurian studies.
Sir Bors and Lionel live for several years at Claudas' court, but they eventually rebel against him and even slay his cruel
son Dorin. Before Claudas can retaliate, the boys are rescued by a servant of the Lady of the Lake, and are spirited off to
be raised with their cousin Lancelot. All three grow to be excellent knights and go to Camelot to join King Arthur's retinue.
Bors is recognizable by a distinctive scar on his forehead, and participates in most of the king's conflicts, including the
eventual battle with Claudas that liberates his father's lands. He becomes the father of Sir Elyan the White when the daughter
of King Brandegoris tricks him into sleeping with her by way of a magic ring; he later introduces his son into the Round Table.
chooses to save a maiden rather than his brother Lionel
Bors is always portrayed as one of the Round Table's finest, but
his real glory comes on the Grail Quest, where he proves himself worthy enough to witness the Grail's mysteries alongside
Lancelot, Galahad, and Percival. Several episodes display his virtuous character; in one, a lady approaches Bors vowing to
commit suicide unless he sleeps with her. He refuses to break his vow of celibacy; the lady and her maidens threaten to throw
themselves off the castle battlements. As the ladies jump off, they reveal themselves to be demons set on deceiving him by
playing to his sense of compassion. In another, Bors faces a dilemma where he must choose between rescuing his brother Lionel,
being whipped with thorns by villains in one direction, and saving a young girl who has been abducted by a rogue knight in
the other. Bors chooses to help the maiden, but prays for his brother's safety. Lionel escapes his tormentors and tries to
murder Bors, and Bors does not defend himself, refusing to raise a weapon against his kinsman. Fellow Knight of the Round
Table Sir Calogrenant and a religious hermit try to intervene, but Lionel slays them both when they get in the way. Before
he can kill his brother, however, God strikes him down with an immobilizing column of fire. Bors, Galahad, and Percival go
on to achieve the Holy Grail and accompany it to Sarras, a mystical island in the Middle East. Both Galahad and Percival pass
away while there, and Bors is the only one to return.
In Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, Sir Bors agrees to fight as
Guinevere's champion when she is accused of poisoning a knight. Bors is reluctant, as her first choice, Lancelot, left Camelot
because of Guinevere. He relents when Arthur sees Guinevere kneeling before him. He is about to joust for her sake when Lancelot
arrives to take his place.
Like the rest of his family, Bors joins Lancelot in exile after his affair with Guinevere is
exposed, and helps rescue the Queen from her execution at the stake. He becomes one of Lancelot's most trusted advisors in
the ensuing war between Lancelot and Arthur, and becomes the ruler of Claudas' former lands. When Arthur and Gawain must return
to Britain to fight the evil usurper Mordred, Gawain sends a letter to Lancelot asking for aid. Lancelot's men arrive to put
down the remainder of the rebellion led by Mordred's sons Melehan and Melou; Lionel is killed by Melehan, and Bors avenges
In T.H. White's The Once and Future King, Bors is described as a "misogynist" and an "almost-virgin", and generally
something of a fool. Other film portrayals have had little in common with the traditional character; in the 2004 film King
Arthur, Bors is portrayed by Ray Winstone as a large, violent man with many children. In the 1975 film Monty Python and the
Holy Grail, Sir Bors is played by Terri
Five questions about Bors.
was Bors such a great figher?
- Why was he so close to sir glihad?
- why did he join the round table?
did he have so many children?
- why did arthor love Bors so greatly?
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