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ID: 901000766
Page link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ia/901000766
Record Type: Character/Person

Elaine of Astolat (character, Arthurian legend)

Note: Figure in Arthurian legend, daughter of Bernard of Astolat, who dies of her unrequited love for Sir Lancelot. The character is found in Thomas Malory’s "Le Morte d’Arthur," in Alfred Tennyson’s "Idylls of the King," and as inspiration for Tennyson’s poem "The Lady of Shalott."

Names:
Elaine of Astolat (character, Arthurian legend) (preferred,English-P,D,N)
Elaine the Fair of Astolat (character, Arthurian legend) (English,U,N)
Elaine (character, Arthurian legend) (English,U,N)
Maiden of Escalot (character, Arthurian legend) (English,U,N)
Maiden of Ascalot (character, Arthurian legend) (English,U,N)
Elaine, the Lily Maid of Astolat (character, Arthurian legend) (English,U,N)
Elaine the White (character, Arthurian legend) (English,U,N)
Elayne le Blanc (character, Arthurian legend) (English,U,N)
Elaine the Fair (character, Arthurian legend) (English,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Literature and Performing Arts (P)
....<Literary characters> (P)
........Arthurian legend characters (literary characters) (I)
............Elaine of Astolat (character, Arthurian legend) (I)
Related Iconography:
is actor for .... Arthurian legend
..........(Literature and Performing Arts, Literary themes and narratives, Arthurian legend (British legends, by 12th century)) [901001139]

Other Relationships:
role/characteristic is .... literary characters
.....(characters (people by activity), people by activity, people (agents), People (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
role/characteristic is .... noblewomen
.....(nobles by gender, nobles (aristocrats), aristocrats, people by state or condition, people (agents), People (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
located in .... Great Britain
.....(United Kingdom, Europe) (TGN)
culture/religion is .... British (ancient British)
.....(Ancient European, European, styles, periods, and cultures by region, Styles and Periods (hierarchy name)) (AAT)

Sources:
Elaine of Astolat (character, Arthurian legend)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) sh2008000689
................Lupack, Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature (2005)
................Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
Elaine the Fair of Astolat (character, Arthurian legend)
................Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
Elaine (character, Arthurian legend)
................Iconclass 2100 Browser (2009-) 82AA(Elaine) Elaine, Fair Maid of Astolat
Maiden of Escalot (character, Arthurian legend)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Maiden of Ascalot (character, Arthurian legend)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Elaine, the Lily Maid of Astolat (character, Arthurian legend)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Elaine the White (character, Arthurian legend)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Elayne le Blanc (character, Arthurian legend)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Elaine the Fair (character, Arthurian legend)
................Lupack, Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature (2005)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Iconography Record Sources:
................ Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature (1995)
................ Lupack, Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature (2005)
................ Archibald and Putter, Cambridge Companion to the Arthurian Legend (2009)

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