"at which King Mark was reputed to have fed his knights"


Here we have another link to Tristan and Iseult: King Mark of Cornwall was Iseult's husband and the uncle of Tristan.  Arthurian legend tells that he ruled in the 6th Century.  In most versions of the story he forgives the lovers for their affair, though he is occasionally shown as less benevolent, even resorting to rape and murder in his fury.  He also has connections to Wales, which is logical given the shared roots we have seen between Wales, Cornwall and Brittany.  He was said to have lived as Castle Dove near Fowey in Cornwall, the ruins of which can be seen today.

The Romance of Tristan and Iseult by Bédier, Joseph, 1864-1938