Knight of the Year
Chivalry Pays Off
Lancelot was the son of King Ban of Benwick and Queen Elaine. He was the First Knight of the Round Table, and he never failed in gentleness, courtesy, or courage. Launcelot was also a knight who was very willing to serve others.
Sir Lancelot poses for his Knight of the Year portrait
Lancelot is handed his shield before heading off into battle.
Lancelot in battle with another knight.
Lancelot was the greatest fighter and swordsman of all the knights of the Round Table. As a child, Lancelot was left by the shore of the lake, where he was found by Vivien. He rescued Queen Guinevere from the stake on two different occasions. It was at one of these rescues that Lancelot mistakenly killed Sir Gareth, which led to the disbandment of the Round Table, and caused him to live the rest of his life as a hermit in penitence.