SECONDARY ARTHURIAN AND OTHER ROMANCES IN CASTILE AND PORTUGAL: "AMADIS"
SAGRAMOR'S name can be found in any of the chief Arthurian cycles, but it is in the Lanzarote de Lago that he develops characteristics which make him one of the most interesting of the younger personages. As such he was revived by the Memorial da Segunda Tavola Redonda, or, according to Barbosa Machado reading of the sub-title, the Triunfos de Sagramor em que se tratão os feitos dos cavalleiros da Segunda Tavola Redonda ( Coimbra ( 1554?), 1567 and 1867), by Jorge Ferreira de Vasconcellos .1 Beginning with King Arthur, his departure, and the prosperous reign of Sagramor, it is chiefly occupied by the Knight of the Crystal Arms, amid a whirl of mortal combats with knights, centaurs, giants and dragons. It ends in a description of the tournament of Xabregas ( 5th August, 1552), at which the ill-fated Prince João, who died in 1554, was the principal figure. The novel is a curiosity in literature, and gives the last date of the life of Arthurian fictions in the Peninsula.
The Provençal Istoria de Jaufre circulated, as we have seen, in Catalonia from the date of its inception; but for Castile it does not appear to be attested at any time during the mediæval period. The Cronica delos muy notables caualleros Tablante de Ricamonte, y de Jofre hijo del conde Donason____________________