Juana Ines de la Cruz was feminist nun and an independent voice for the oppressed. One of the most important poets in the Spanish Golden Age, de la Cruz wrote not only in the Spanish of the elite, but in the accented Spanish of African Slaves and the languages of indigenous America. She dared to write feminist social critiques in the seventeenth century. Her access to books was revoked by an angry church shortly before her death from the plague, but her work lives on.
The emblem of the Knights of the Round Table worn round the necks of all the Knights was given to them by King Arthur as part of the ceremony of their being made a knight. The Order's dominant idea was the love of God, men, and noble deeds. The cross in the emblem was to remind them that they were to live pure and stainless lives, to stive after perfection and thus attain the Holy Grail. The Red Dragon of King Arthur represented their allegiance to the King.
The Annales Cambrie provides some dates and includes references who are associated with the Arthurian legend, though without much detail at this point. In color red references to the battles of Mount Badon and Camlann are indicated:"The Battle of Badon, in which Arthur carried the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ for three days and nights on his shoulders and the Britons were the victors"."The Battle of Camlann, in which Arthur and Medraut fell"
Sir Percival is the first knight to be connected to the Holy Grail. This hero of the Grail romances sees the procession that includes the grail at the castle of the Fisher king but fails to ask what it is, losing his chance, in many stories, to fully behold the Grail. In many later versions the knight to find the Grail is Sir Galahad.