This is the story of how I came to write:
Lancelot: Her Story and Lancelot and Guinevere.
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Lancelot hears about King Arthur, a just king across the sea, and journeys to earn a place at Camelot. She vows to serve him, but fears that Arthur and his men will discover that she is a woman and send her away. Lancelot is shocked to realize that she is falling in love with the king's wife, Guinevere.
Guinevere is a strong woman who would have preferred to be queen in her own right, not through marriage.
Saxons attack Arthur's kingdom, and Lancelot finds out that fighting a war is far different from saving women in single combat. The savagery of war devastates her.