Gromer

Sir Gromer appears in "Wedding of Dame Ragnell", where unlike other foes of Gawain in Middle English texts he does NOT join the Round Table, but merely wanders off into Inglewoode forest grumbling about his treacherous sister. In "The Turke and Sir Gowin" the Turke is someone cursed to act churlishly, who is then "cured" by having his head chopped off, which breaks the spell by Gawain. The Turke turns out to be Sir Gromer, who joins the Round Table. "Turke" and "Marriage of Sir Gawain," a later ballad version of "The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnelle," appear beside one another in the Percy Folio (BL Add. MS 27879). In the portions of the Percy Folio which survive, Ragnelle's brother is not named in the "Marriage," their proximity in this huge manuscript implies that the compiler saw a connection between the two tales and Gromer. As with all of the vast structure of the legends and intermingling of individuals, this is not to say that the "Gromers" are necessarily the same, but it does imply a possible tradition. Gromer also appears among Gawain's "well-wyllers" in Malory.