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The Black Knight is the title given to several characters in Western literature. In Arthurian legend he is a knight who tied his wife to a tree after hearing she had exchanged rings with Perceval. Perceval defeated the black knight and explained that it was an innocent exchange.
He is also the son of Tom a'Lincoln and "Anglitora", grandson of King Arthur. He killed his mother after hearing from his father's ghost that she had killed him. He later joined the Faerie Knight, his half-brother, in adventures.
A black knight is also mentioned as being killed by Gareth when he was traveling to rescue Lyonesse.
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