The hero of the sixteenth-century English balled "The Boy and the Mantle," preserved in the Percy Folio. His success derives from the fact that his wife, alone among the women assembled at Carlisle, remained faithful to her husband. She is the only woman able to pass the test of the magic mantle.

Caradoc appears at Arthur's court and is the only male who is able to meet the cuckold's challenge of carving the boar's head and of drinking from the magic horn.

In the French romances he is known as Caradoc Briebas.



  • Lacy, Norris J., ed. (1996). The New Arthurian Encyclopedia. New York: Garland.