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(Biography) Spencer. 1762–1812, British statesman; prime minister (1809–12); assassinated
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or Per•ce•val

(ˈpɜr sə vəl)

a knight of King Arthur's court who sought the Holy Grail.
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"If I had let him live he'd have gone on persecuting AVERIL and PERCEVAL."
"I don't see why every one likes him better than PERCEVAL."
Eventually, Cole understands, as did Perceval, that he is not supposed to be a passive spectator gazing at a marvelous vision, but to actively participate in the drama, to ask questions and to right wrongs.
Just before Chretien's incomplete text abandons its hero for ever, leaving the outcome of his quest uncertain, Perceval and reader alike learn that the Grail serves the Fisher King's father.
Spencer Perceval is the only British prime minister to have been assassinated.
ANSWERS: 1 Oliver North; 2 Gateshead; 3 Victor Hugo, in Notre-Dame de Paris; 4 Southampton; 5 British prime minister Spencer Perceval; 6 Liverpool; 7 A radio telescope; 8 The Sea of Galilee; 9 Pina colada; 10 Summer Holiday.
Perceval: King Arthur's Knight of the Holy Grail is a picturebook retelling of the legend of Perceval, written by Jungian therapist John Perkins and superbly illustrated with full-color, Renaissance-technique paintings by award-winning artist Gennady Spirin.
On top of all that, he founded the independent publishing house Perceval Press.
The essay proposes a reconsideration of Chretien de Troyes' Le Conte du Graal as an existentialist romance, where Perceval's failure to help the Roi Pescheor, Fisher King, and to reach the Grail ultimately results from his failure to interpret the instruction he receives from the romance's women.
5 JORGE LUIS ALVAREZ PUPO, TRANCE Sweat, darkness, fire, men at night, visions, the spirit world: Cuban photographer Jorge Luis Alvarez Pupo's black-and-white photographs, published in 2003 by Perceval Press, have an elusive, shadowy feeling befitting their subject matter--the religious rites of voodoo and Santeria.
The letters were written by Chandler to dress designer Sara Perceval during the late 1950s, shortly before his death.