Sir Launcelot is the strongest and mightiest of the knights who serve King Arthur and sit at his Round Table. He’s also Queen Guenever’s lover, a fact that is common knowledge to everyone but Arthur. When Hank Morgan overthrows the chivalric order in England, Launcelot becomes the president of the stock board and takes to destroying his rivals financially rather than through physical combat. He and Hank are close friends, and Launcelot loves Hank’s daughter, Hello-Central, like a niece. But when Launcelot’s affair with Guenever is revealed, his indiscretion plunges the kingdom into civil war, ultimately leading to Arthur’s death and Hank’s downfall.
Sir Launcelot Character Timeline in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
The timeline below shows where the character Sir Launcelot appears in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
A Word of Explanation
Chapter 3: Knights of the Table Round
Chapter 9: The Tournament
...of his armor each time he returns to the field. King Arthur then suggests that Launcelot challenge Gareth, but Launcelot declines, arguing that it would be cruel to defeat a knight... (full context)
Chapter 26: The First Newspaper
...through on his scheduled “king’s-evil business” first. No one expects Guenever to miss Arthur much (Launcelot is in the Valley), but he can’t disappoint the sick people who want the king... (full context)
...are familiar to Hank, but they now sound discordant to him. He reads about Sir Launcelot defeating King Agrivance of Ireland; a search for the missing Sir Sagramore; and the adventures... (full context)
Chapter 37: An Awful Predicament
Chapter 38: Sir Launcelot and the Knights to the Rescue
Chapter 40: Three Years Later
...his jokes, Sandy rushes in. Hank and Sandy’s daughter, Hello-Central, is seriously ill with croup. Launcelot, on his way to the Round Table (which is now the stock exchange) is distressed... (full context)
Chapter 42: War!
...quarters. Clarence recognizes his boss instantly, despite the disguise. He tells Hank that Guenever and Launcelot’s ongoing affair precipitated the disaster. Launcelot shorted a bunch of stocks, which cost Sir Agravaine... (full context)